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    • Oral history interview with David Helberg by William Link

    • 1989-04-12
    • OH001 Greensboro Voices Collection
    • In this transcript of an April 12, 1989, oral history interview conducted by William Link with David Helberg, Helberg discusses the effects of Brown v. Board of Education on Greensboro school teachers and administrators. He describes the process of...
    • Oral history interview with Betty and Jake Hill by William Link

    • 1988-11-07
    • OH001 Greensboro Voices Collection
    • In this transcript of a November 7, 1988, oral history interview conducted by William Link with Betty and Jake Hill, the Hills describe discrepancies between all-white and all-black schools, including allocation of funds, materials, and equipment....
    • History of Greensboro v. Civil Rights

    • 1980-02-10
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • In this February 10, 1980 Greensboro Daily News column, editor William Snider reviews historian William Chafe's book Civilities and Civil Rights which focuses on school and business desegregation in Greensboro. Snider disagrees with Chafe's...
    • Superintendent and desegregation

    • 1955-05-21
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This speech by Greensboro school superintendent, Benjamin L. Smith, was given to the American Association of University Women in Raleigh, North Carolina, on May 21, 1955, and presents Smith's position on school desegregation. Smith admits that...
    • Oral History Interview with Al Lineberry by William Chafe

    • 1974-12-17
    • RL.00207 William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection
    • This December 17, 1974, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Al Lineberry primarily documents Lineberry's activities on the Greensboro school board and Chamber of Commerce during the controversy over school integration in the late...
    • Oral History Interview with Vance Chavis by William Chafe

    • 1973-05-28
    • RL.00207 William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection
    • This May 28, 1973, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Vance Chavis primarily documents Chavis' recollections of equal rights activism in Greensboro, North Carolina. Chavis provides his views on the progression in rights for...
    • Oral history interview with Katie Dorsett by Kathleen Hoke

    • 1990-05-30
    • OH001 Greensboro Voices Collection
    • In this transcript of a May 30, 1990, oral history interview conducted by Kathleen Hoke with Katie Dorsett, Ms. Dorsett primarily discusses her experiences while at North Carolina A&T State University, including the racial and socioeconomic...
    • Oral history interview with William Snider by William Link

    • 1987-10-01
    • OH001 Greensboro Voices Collection
    • In this transcript of an October 1, 1987, oral history interview conducted by William Link with William Snider, Snider primarily discusses the history, traditions, and staff of the Greensboro newspapers and the history of race relations in...
    • Oral history interview with Jo Spivey by Kathleen Hoke

    • 1990-06-12
    • OH001 Greensboro Voices Collection
    • In this transcript of an oral history interview conducted circa June, 1990, by Kathleen Hoke with Jo Spivey, Spivey primarily discusses race relations in Greensboro throughout the 1950s and 1960s, especially as they related to her career at the...
    • Desegregation, Greensboro Public Schools, Greensboro, NC

    • 1958
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This circa 1958 speech by Greensboro City Schools Superintendent Benjamin L. Smith details school desegregation in Greensboro, North Carolina. Smith writes about the initial changes the Greensboro school board made to their policies following Brown...
    • [Photograph of Benjamin L. Smith]

    • 1940
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This photograph of Benjamin L. Smith is inscribed on the back "Startown Farm Life School, 1916-1917." The school was located in Catawba County, North Carolina, and Smith was approximately twenty-three years old at the time the photograph was taken.
    • [Letter from Benjamin L. Smith to D. Edward Hudgins]

    • 1956-09-07
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This September 7, 1956 letter from Greensboro school superintendent, Benjamin L. Smith, to D. Edward Hudgins, thanks Hudgins for his letter of support. Smith writes that he shares Hudgins' fears that the Pearsall Plan could be a disaster for North...
    • [Letter from Edward F. Burrows to Benjamin L. Smith]

    • 1956-08-27
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This 27, 1956 letter from Edward F. Burrows to Greensboro public school superintendent, Benjamin L. Smith, commends Smith for his support of school desegregation. Burrows writes that he has yet to decide how to vote on the Pearsall Plan, but thinks...
    • [Letter from Benjamin L. Smith to Warren Ashby]

    • 1956-09-24
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This September 24, 1956 letter from Greensboro school superintendent, Benjamin L. Smith, to Warren Ashby thanks Ashby for his letter of support regarding his position on school desegregation.
    • [Statement by Benjamin L. Smith regarding Brown v. Board of Education]

    • 1955
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This one-page statement regarding the Brown v. Board of Education decision was drafted by Greensboro school superintendent Benjamin L. Smith around 1955. Smith says that the school desegregation process "calls for a degree of restraint on the part...
    • [Letter from Warren Ashby to Benjamin L. Smith]

    • 1956-08-28
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This August 28, 1956 letter from Warren Ashby to Greensboro school superintendent, Benjamin L. Smith, commends Smith for his support of school desegregation, and offers support in any way needed.
    • [William Henry Chafe]

    • 1980
    • UA104 Photographic Prints Collection
    • This is a photpgraph of Dr. William H. Chafe of Duke University, author of the book Civilities and Civil Rights. Chafe completed extensive research on the civil rights movement in Greensboro and recorded numerous oral history interviews with...
    • [Letter from D. Edward Hudgins to Benjamin L. Smith]

    • 1956-09-04
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This September 4, 1956 letter from D. Edward Hudgins to Greensboro school superintendent, Benjamin L. Smith, commends Smith for his recent statement about the Pearsall Plan. Hudgins shares his feeling that the plan has the potential to destroy...
    • Re: Desegregation

    • 1954
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This handwritten note or essay appears to have been written around 1954 regarding Greensboro Public School Superintendent Benjamin L. Smith's response to theBrown v. Board of Education decision. The note is positive and praises Smith's actions....

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