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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 June, 2007 new additions

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

              • McGill, Eula
                conducted by Jacquelyn Hall
                Oral History Interview with Eula McGill, February 3, 1976. Interview G-0040-1. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
                Eula McGill grew up in Sugar Valley, Georgia, during the early twentieth century. Raised in a working class family, McGill had to leave school because of her family's economic hardships and began to work in a textile mill as a spinner at the age of 14. By the late 1920s, McGill had moved to Alabama, where she became a leader in the labor movement in Selma. Throughout the Great Depression, McGill primarily worked as a labor organizer, first for the Women's Trade Union League and later for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers' Union.
              • McGill, Eula
                conducted by Jacquelyn Hall
                Oral History Interview with Eula McGill, September 5, 1976. Interview G-0040-2. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
                Southern labor organizer Eula McGill explains her views on leadership in the labor movement and the role of workers' education. After rising through the ranks of the labor movement during the Great Depression, McGill continued to work actively to organize workers from the 1940s to the 1970s. She describes in detail various labor campaigns and strikes in the South, as well as her work with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union and other labor organizations.
              • McKay, Martha C.
                conducted by Kathryn Nasstrom and Kathryn Nasstrom
                Oral History Interview with Martha C. McKay, June 13, 1989. Interview C-0076. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
                Martha McKay was actively involved in student politics at the University of North Carolina before her graduation with a degree in economics in 1941. During those years, she formed a friendship with Terry Sanford—future North Carolina state senator, United States senator, and governor, and president of Duke University—and later worked for his gubernatorial campaign. Here, McKay describes her active involvement in Sanford's gubernatorial campaign, the Democratic Party, and the women's rights movement during the 1960s and 1970s. She discusses her role as a founding member of the North Carolina Women's Political Caucus, the need for effective leadership and organization for women's rights, and the progress women had made in politics.
              • McKay, Martha C.
                conducted by Belinda Riggsbee
                Oral History Interview with Martha C. McKay, March 29, 1974. Interview A-0324. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
                Martha McKay, women's rights activist and Democratic Party member, describes the defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment in the North Carolina General Assembly in 1973. Focusing on the role of the North Carolina Women's Political Caucus in lobbying for ratification of the amendment, McKay describes how the opposition successfully organized to defeat the amendment and how that defeat affected the NCWPC.
              • Michaux, H. M.
                conducted by Jack Bass
                Oral History Interview with H. M. Michaux, November 20, 1974. Interview A-0135. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
                H. M. Michaux, a Durham, NC, state representative, describes the role of black electoral politics in North Carolina's state government. He reflects on staying power of the Republican Party in Southern politics.
                  • Ray, Geraldine
                    conducted by Kelly Navies
                    Oral History Interview with Geraldine Ray, September 13, 1977. Interview R-0128. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
                    Geraldine Ray has lived in Barnardsville, North Carolina, nearly her entire life. In this interview, she describes growing up on her family's farm, attending all-black schools, and caring for sick relatives and friends. She describes racial segregation as a problem that seemed less difficult to avoid than segregation and prejudice between local black residents. Geraldine learned several essential skills of farm life from her grandmother and then used them to support the family through illness. The interview concludes with a description of her husband—a childhood friend—and how they chose to raise their children.
                  • Rohrer, Grace Jemison
                    conducted by Kathryn Nasstrom
                    Oral History Interview with Grace Jemison Rohrer, March 16, 1989. Interview C-0069. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
                    Born in 1924, Grace Jemison Rohrer eventually settled in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with her family. In the 1960s she became involved in organizing the Republican Party in Forsyth County and she joined forces with Democratic women in order to establish the North Carolina Women's Political Caucus in 1971. In 1973, Governor James Holshouser appointed her to serve as the Secretary of Cultural Resources. Throughout the 1970s, Rohrer advocated for women to have a more active role in politics, and she actively supported the Equal Rights Amendment.
                  • Roodenko, Igal
                    conducted by Jacquelyn Hall and Jerry Wingate
                    Oral History Interview with Igal Roodenko, April 11, 1974. Interview B-0010. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
                    Igal Roodenko came of age during the 1930s and became increasingly involved in leftist politics during those years. During World War II he embraced philosophies of non-violence and pacifism and worked in a camp for conscientious objectors during the conflict. He became a member of CORE during its formative years and participated in the 1947 Journey of Reconciliation, an interracial endeavor to test segregation policies on buses in the South.
                  • Russell, Phillips
                    conducted by Mary Frederickson
                    Oral History Interview with Phillips Russell, November 18, 1974. Interview B-0011-3. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
                    Southern writer and University of North Carolina professor Charles Phillips Russell describes his participation as a teacher in worker education programs during the 1930s and 1940s. Focusing specifically on the Southern Summer School for Workers and the Black Mountain College Institute of the Textile Workers of America, Russell compares the role of faculty, the role of students, and the curriculum at each institution. In addition, he speculates on schools of thought endorsing political action and economic action within the labor movement, specifically as they related to worker education.
                  • Tolbert, Marguerite
                    conducted by Constance Myers
                    Oral History Interview with Marguerite Tolbert, June 14, 1974. Interview G-0062. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
                    Marguerite Tolbert worked throughout her life as an educator in South Carolina public schools and universities for adult education. She describes her education and high school graduation through stories from her book, South Carolina's Distinguished Women from Laurens County. She recounts how she earned a scholarship to Winthrop College and met her teaching colleagues, Wil Lou Gray and Dr. D.B. Johnson; describes local activism for women's suffrage between 1914 and 1920; and recalls encounters with leaders, including President Hoover and Jane Addams. She concludes by discussing the controversy at Winthrop College over a discrepancy in female teachers' salaries.