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Southern Oral History Program Interview Database
  • All fields: 1949
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    • R-0176
    • White, John A., 1924-
    • August 8, 2002
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • Experience as a black marine in World War II; among the first black police officers in Savannah (1947); W. W. Law and Rev. Mark Gilbert, civil rights activists; black officers could not arrest white suspects; Mayor Sidney Barnes and race relations;...
    • Q-0044
    • Gregory, Mayola Evans.
    • February 3, 1997
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
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    • C-0269
    • Clark, Henry, 1908-
    • March 6, 1994
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • Tape 9, Side A This tape begins with a description of the start-up activities the summer of 1950 when Clark arrived in Chapel Hill. He reflects on his relationships with Billy Carmichael, Chancellor Robert Burton House, Claude Teague, including...
    • L-0086
    • Rankin, Hugh F.
    • 10 August 1981; 12 August 1982
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • Hugh F. Rankin is a historian who research and taught at the University of North Carolina and later at Tulane. Begins with discussion of early schooling and first interests in history, followed by military experience and higher education at Elon...
    • C-0267
    • Clark, Henry T. (Henry Toole), 1917-
    • February 13, 1992
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • Tape 7, Side A Clark begins this interview with some final remarks on his time at Vanderbilt and mentions the major developments which ensued after he left Vanderbilt for Chapel Hill. He mentions his trip to Guatemala before going to Chapel Hill...
    • L-0098
    • Mason, Cleo.
    • October 1, 1992
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
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    • L-0336
    • Hardin, Paul, 1931-
    • August 10 1995
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • Paul Hardin begins this interview by discussing his family and his background. His family has had Methodist roots for generations, and his father and his uncle both became Methodist pastors. Hardin tells stories about his childhood in the South,...
    • R-0607
    • Rasheed, Abdul S., 1949-
    • June 27 2011
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • The interview centers on Abdul Rasheed's work as chief executive officer of the North Carolina Community Development Initiative, an organization founded in 1994 and funded by the state of North Carolina as well as a number of private entities. Key...
    • U-0531
    • Rollins, Sheryl Clark, 1949-
    • August 12 2010
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • Sheryl Rollins is a retired attorney in Knoxville, Tenn. She was active in the Civil Rights Movement and as a lawyer she has taken on many racial and sexual discrimination cases. She and her husband, Avon Rollins (director of the Beck African...
    • A-0365
    • Kytle, Calvin.
    • 19 January 1991
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • Calvin and Elizabeth Kytle were both born and raised in the South. Calvin spent his childhood in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia, and Elizabeth grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. After graduating from Emory University and Valdosta...
    • A-0321-2
    • Gore, Albert, 1907-1998.
    • 24 October 1976
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • In this second of two interviews, Albert Gore Sr. summarizes his senatorial career. He begins with his election to the House of Representatives in 1948. While there, many of the issues that would come to characterize his time in the Senate began to...
    • A-0208
    • Howell, Henry E. (Henry Evans), 1920-1997.;
    • March 18, 1974
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • Discussion of Howell's early political work for Francis Pickens Miller; discussion of background, 1953 House of Delegates; discussion of the social reprisals against Howell for working against the Byrd machine; discussion of legal work done on...
    • C-0266
    • Clark, Henry T. (Henry Toole), 1917-
    • December 12, 1990
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • Tape 5, Side A This tape begins with Clark's discussion of his adjustment to his transition to Vanderbilt including both the liabilities and the assets of the move. He mentions the problems that he found upon his arrival at Vanderbilt such as the...
    • H-0005
    • Drye, Carlee.
    • 2 April 1980
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • Carlee Drye worked at the Alcoa aluminum plant in Badin, North Carolina, from the 1930s through the 1950s. An active participant in the establishment of a local union that later merged with the Steel Workers, Drye served as president of the local...
    • L-0128
    • Clayton, Ivie.
    • May 28, 1991
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • Ivie Clayton on Bill Friday's character and religious faith; Frank Porter Graham's appointment to the US Senate in 1949; Robinson and Friday's social and business relationship; Friday's relationship with NC legislature; Friday's leadership of UNC...
    • L-0106
    • Hodgson, Matthew.
    • November 15, 1993
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
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    • U-0675
    • Bowder, Alvin Zack, 1922-
    • 31 May 2011
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • This interview was organized around several topics: Bowder was born 1922 North Carolina, then moved to Detroit, Mich. and lived there for seven years; 1929 stock market failed; came back to North Carolina and worked on the farm; his mother taught...
    • E-0134
    • Korstad, Karl.
    • August 25, 1987
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
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    • U-0590
    • Whitfield, Edward L., 1949-
    • February 26 2006
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • History of the Beloved Community Center; Family's involvement in Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. around the years of early integration; Educational experiences at Central High School, Cornell University and the Telluride...
    • A-0330
    • Seigenthaler, John, 1927-
    • 24 and 26 December 1974
    • No restrictions. Open to research.
    • John Seigenthaler grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, during the late 1920s and 1930s. He begins the interview by recalling his growing awareness of racial injustice in the South during the mid-1940s, explaining that his observations of racism...

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