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  • Description: Pearsall
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    • Pearsall plan to save our schools

    • 1956
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • In response to the United States Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v. Board of Education (1954), which declared racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional, North Carolina enacted legislation, known as the Pearsall Plan allowing students to...
    • 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...
    • Oral history interview with John R. Foster by Eugene Pfaff

    • 1978-07-26
    • OH001 Greensboro Voices Collection
    • In this transcript of a July 26, 1978, oral history interview conducted by Eugene Pfaff with John R. Foster, Foster primarily discusses the history of the polio epidemic in North Carolina in the 1940s and subsequent construction of the Central...
    • Oral history interview with Howard Holderness by Eugene Pfaff

    • 1982-08-13
    • OH001 Greensboro Voices Collection
    • In this transcript of a, August 13, 1982, oral history interview conducted by Eugene Pfaff with Howard Holderness, Holderness discusses his view on the 1954 Brown v. Board of Educationdecision, the school board's interpretation of the Pearsall...
    • [Letter from Benjamin L. Smith to Harry McMullian]

    • 1954-08-23
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • In this two-page letter, dated August 23, 1954, Greensboro Superintendent of Schools Benjamin L. Smith recommends that North Carolina Attorney General Harry McMullian attend hearings regarding the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Smith...
    • Oral history interview with Patricia J. Trice, 2013 [text/print transcript]

    • 2013-03-30
    • OH002 UNCG Institutional Memory Collection
    • Patricia J. Trice (1939- ) graduated from Oberlin College in 1959, received a master's in music education from Illinois in 1960, a master's in piano performance from The University of North Carolina (UNCG) in 1968, and a PhD from Florida State. She...
    • Oral history interview with Patricia J. Trice, 2013 [full audio recording]

    • 2013-03-30
    • OH002 UNCG Institutional Memory Collection
    • Patricia J. Trice (1939- ) graduated from Oberlin College in 1959, received a master's in music education from Illinois in 1960, a master's in piano performance from The University of North Carolina (UNCG) in 1968, and a PhD from Florida State. She...
    • [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...
    • Statement to principals and supervisors

    • 1957-08-23
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This August 23, 1957 policy statement was prepared by Superintendent Benjamin L. Smith for distribution to principals and supervisors in the Greensboro City School System. Smith clarifies the role of the superintendent in relation to the school...
    • Oral History Interview with John Foster by William Chafe

    • 1973-02-14
    • RL.00207 William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection
    • This February 14, 1973, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with John Foster primarily documents Foster's work on the Greensboro School Board during desegregation in the fifties and sixties. He discusses using bond money to improve...
    • Oral History Interview with John Foster by William Chafe

    • 1973-02-19
    • RL.00207 William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection
    • This February 19, 1973, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with John Foster primarily documents Foster's recollections of school desegregation when he served as chairman of the Greensboro Board of Education, particularly the decision...
    • Oral History Interview with Tartt Bell by William Chafe

    • 1977-10-13
    • RL.00207 William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection
    • This October 13, 1977, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe primarily documents Tartt Bell's work with the American Friends Service Committee toward desegregation of businesses and schools.

      Bell discusses moving to Greensboro to...
    • Oral History Interview with Nell Coley by William Chafe

    • 1974-10-15
    • RL.00207 William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection
    • This October 15, 1974, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Nell Coley primarily documents Ms. Coley's experiences as a teacher at Dudley High School during the 1950s and 1960s. Topics include the English curriculum at Dudley and...
    • Oral History Interview with Otis Hairston Sr. by William Chafe

    • 1977
    • RL.00207 William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection
    • This oral history interview conducted by William Chafe circa 1977 with Otis Hairston Sr. documents Hairston's recollections of business desegregation in Greensboro, North Carolina. Of the 1960 sit-ins, he recalls Jibreel Khazan and David Richmond...
    • [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...
    • [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...

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