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		Training School for Wives and Mothers from "The Church in the Southern Black Community" Collection
	      
		the Deliverance by Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow from The "Library of Southern Literature" Collection
	      
		Fight or Buy Bonds: Third Liberty Loans by Howard Chandler Christy from 
		the "North Carolinians and the Great War" Collection
	      
		Portrait of Frederick Douglass from Life and Times of Frederick Douglass from "The 
		North American Slave Narratives" Collection
	      
		Letter from the Robert March Hanes papers from the "North Carolina 
		Experience, Beginnings to 1940"  Collection

DocSouth May, 2007 new additions

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All titles published in May, 2007 are listed below, sorted by author's last name and first name.

  • Everett, Kathrine Robinson
    conducted by Pamela Dean
    Oral History Interview with Kathrine Robinson Everett, April 30, 1985. Interview C-0005. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
    A pioneer in women's education and women in law, Kathrine Robinson Everett describes what it was like to attend law school in the early twentieth century. In the 1920s, Everett practiced law in Cumberland County and worked to register women to vote after the passage of the 19th Amendment. Following her marriage in 1928, Everett worked alongside her husband, supporting his legal and political career; became involved in local politics in Durham; and worked with various women's organizations.
  • Fleming, Harold
    conducted by John Egerton
    Oral History Interview with Harold Fleming, January 24, 1990. Interview A-0363. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
    Harold Fleming recounts how he became involved with the Southern Regional Council and the kinds of criticisms he faced for opposing racism in the 1940s and 1950s. He especially remembers many Communist trials designed to scare racial progressives and how many limited their involvement in organizations like the S.R.C. for fear of losing their jobs. Fleming compares the leadership styles of those he encountered in the organization and mentions that he was motivated by frustration with the Jim Crow system and its consequences for the South.
  • Foreman, Clark
    conducted by Jacquelyn Hall and William Finger
    Oral History Interview with Clark Foreman, November 16, 1974. Interview B-0003. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
    Clark Foreman worked in the Atlanta Commission on Interracial Cooperation, the Roosevelt Administration, and the Southern Conference for Human Welfare from the 1920s through the 1940s. This interview traces his efforts to provide equal social services and political rights for African Americans through these organizations and explains how he developed these goals. He also discusses his travels in Europe, his work with Black Mountain College and organized labor, and his criticism of the communist scare. His wife, Mairi Foreman, explains how his views sometimes offended his associates but inspired his children to lifelong political awareness.
  • Fry, Julius
    conducted by William Finger
    Oral History Interview with Julius Fry, August 19, 1974. Interview E-0004. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
    Julius Fry was a textile worker for Mansfield Mill, Inc. in Lumberton, North Carolina from 1927 to 1943. During the early years of the Great Depression, Fry was increasingly drawn to labor activism, especially after the election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the rise of the New Deal. Fry describes what it was like to work at the Mansfield Mill, Inc., the organization of a union in Lumberton, North Carolina, and his own role within the labor movement in the South.
  • Ivey, John
    conducted by John Egerton
    Oral History Interview with John Ivey, July 21, 1990. Interview A-0360. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
    John Ivey received his doctoral degree in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1944. He and his wife, Melville Corbett Ivey, describe their interaction with such leading figures as Howard Odum, Rupert Vance, and Frank Porter Graham. After a brief sojourn working for the Tennessee Valley Authority, Ivey became the director of the Southern Regional Education Board, where he advocated for the desegregation of public schools in the South.
  • Johnson, Guion Griffis, 1900-1989
    conducted by Jacquelyn Hall and Mary Frederickson
    Oral History Interview with Guion Griffis Johnson, August 19, 1974. Interview G-0029-1. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
    Guion Griffis Johnson was among the first generation of female professional historians and a pioneer of social history. For this interview, she discusses the work she did for Dr. Howard Odum of the University of North Carolina Department of Sociology from 1923 until 1934. She also describes the research she did for projects on St. Helena's Island and on antebellum North Carolina while working toward her Ph.D. She explains how she lost her job at the University of North Carolina in 1930 but continued to work until she and her husband transferred to Baylor College in 1934.
  • Johnson, Lyman
    conducted by John Egerton
    Oral History Interview with Lyman Johnson, July 12, 1990. Interview A-0351. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
    Lyman Johnson traces his lifelong pursuit of racial equality through his father's rejection of racial hierarchies, his experiences as an educated black Navy solder, his observations of racial violence, and his efforts to get equal pay and union representation for Louisville teachers.
  • Jones, Charles M.
    conducted by John Egerton
    Oral History Interview with Charles M. Jones, July 21, 1990. Interview A-0335. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
    Charles Jones led the First Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill as pastor in the late 1940s. He describes his education and ministry in this interview and the controversies during his time at the church. The regional presbytery disapproved of Jones's active support of the Freedom Riders, black attendance in the church, and his failure to read the Article of Faith during services. He describes how he was expelled from the church despite the support of some UNC students and faculty. At the end of the interview, he discusses his views on why "separate but equal" failed and whether people missed an opportunity to change race relations between 1945 and 1950.
            • Thurmond, Strom
              conducted by James G. Banks
              Oral History Interview with Strom Thurmond, July 1978. Interview A-0334. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
              Strom Thurmond discusses his childhood and the people who inspired his long political career. He focuses on his parents' work and on local politicians like Benjamin Tillman. He recounts how he lived out his values in regards to the United States constitution and race relations. As an attorney, judge, and governor, Thurmond advocated for states' rights and witnessed the desegregation of South Carolina.
            • Turner, Viola
              conducted by Walter Weare
              Oral History Interview with Viola Turner, April 15, 1979. Interview C-0015. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
              Viola Turner, who served as treasurer of North Carolina Mutual Insurance Company, describes her childhood in Macon, Georgia, and her experiences in Durham, North Carolina, after she settled there in the early 1920s following brief sojourns in Alabama, Mississippi, and Oklahoma. In remembering her life experiences in the early twentieth century. She focuses particularly on education, race relations, the importance of skin color, and segregation in business and leisure activities in the South.
                • Wilkins, Josephine
                  conducted by Jacquelyn Hall
                  Oral History Interview with Josephine Wilkins, 1972. Interview G-0063. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
                  Josephine Wilkins was born and raised in Athens, Georgia, in 1893. In the 1920s, she became increasingly interested in issues of social justice. In the 1930s, she became the president of the Georgia chapter of the League of Women's Voters and helped to found the Citizen's Fact Finding Movement. In addition she describes her involvement and perception of such organizations as the Southern Conference for Human Welfare, the Commission of Interracial Cooperation, and the Southern Regional Council.
                • Winston, Ellen Black
                  conducted by Annette Smith
                  Oral History Interview with Ellen Black Winston, December 2, 1974. Interview G-0064. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
                  Ellen Black Winston was born and raised in North Carolina. She received her doctorate in sociology in 1930. Actively involved in issues of social welfare in North Carolina, Winston was appointed as the North Carolina Commissioner of Public Welfare in 1944 and went on to become the first United States Commissioner of Welfare in 1963. In this interview, she describes problems and opportunities for professional women, her goals to improve standards of social welfare in North Carolina, and her work with various branches of government.
                  • Young, Andrew
                    conducted by Walter DeVries and Jack Bass
                    Oral History Interview with Andrew Young, January 31, 1974. Interview A-0080. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
                    Andrew Young, the first African American congressman from Georgia since Reconstruction, describes his involvement in the early civil rights movements. After dedicating much time and energy to voter registration drives as a minister in Georgia, Young later entered politics and was first elected to Congress in 1972. Young cites the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as the decisive turning point in race relations and argues that it was this access to political power that allowed African Americans to bring to fruition other advances they had made in education, business, and social standing.