Author(s)Chavis, Vance H.
Contributor(s)Pfaff, Eugene E.
KeywordsGreensboro (N.C.) -- Race relations;Segregation in education--United States
School desegregation, 1954-1958;General perspectives on race relations;Business desegregation
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AbstractIn this transcript of a November 21, 1979 oral history interview conducted by Eugene Pfaff with Vance H. Chavis, Chavis discusses his memories of race relations in Greensboro, communication between the black and white communities, and his support of the local civil rights movement. He describes segregrated Greensboro facilities such as the train station, movie theaters, and pool, as well as the integration of the police department and YMCA. Other subjects include Chavis' work with local organizations and his experiences as teacher at Dudley High School, especially the inequity in funding for black schools like Dudley. Chavis also talks about African-Americans' voting behavior, inability to receive equal pay, and reaction to the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision.