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X.002. Rural Life: Back Ways: Understanding Segregation in the Rural South

Creator: Southern Oral History Program

Back Ways: Understanding Segregation in the Rural South is an interdisciplinary, collaborative research project designed to unearth, describe, and map the often hidden forces of structural and institutional discrimination that have outlasted the (more)

X-0027 Interview with Tom Magnuson (6 items)

Date Deposited: 2016-06-17

Collection: Southern Oral History Program Interviews

Abstract: Tom Magnuson, founder of Trading Path Association, was born in July 1944. Raised by adoptive parents in a St. Paul, Minn. neighborhood, Magnuson began leaving home in his teens for hitch-hiking expeditions and merchant seaman work. Prior to becoming ...

X-0036 Interview with Fred Battle, 2016 (2 items)

Date Deposited: 2018-04-26

Collection: Southern Oral History Program Interviews

Abstract: Fred Battle has fought tirelessly for civil rights – he was jailed for participating in a student protest in Greensboro, NC – and eventually founded the Chapel Hill chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). In...

X-0037 Interview with Robert Campbell, 2015 (2 items)

Date Deposited: 2018-04-26

Collection: Southern Oral History Program Interviews

Abstract: Robert Campbell explains what life was like in segregated Chapel Hill. In particular, he discusses attending both segregated and integrated schools; he explains how churches helped African Americans navigate segregated worlds; he recalls how ...

X-0038 Interview with Burnice Hackney, 2015 (2 items)

Date Deposited: 2018-04-26

Collection: Southern Oral History Program Interviews

Abstract: Burnice Hackney notes that his family has resided in rural Chatham County, on a 100-acre farm purchased by his great-grandfather, since the 1830s. He still resides on the original homestead. In this interview, Mr. Hackney discusses growing up on his ...

X-0039 Interview with Howard Lee, 2015 (2 items)

Date Deposited: 2018-04-26

Collection: Southern Oral History Program Interviews

Abstract: Howard Lee served as mayor of Chapel Hill from 1969-1975, becoming the third African American mayor to be elected in the United States. While serving as mayor of Chapel Hill, Mr. Lee also worked as an academic administrator for both Duke and North ...

X-0040 Interview with Willie Breeze, 2016 (2 items)

Date Deposited: 2018-04-26

Collection: Southern Oral History Program Interviews

Abstract: Willie Breeze discusses her experiences growing up and returning to live as an adult on her family's land outside of Hillsborough, N.C. Breeze was one of the early African American students that integrated Orange High School in the 1960s. A lifelong ...