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Oral History Interview with Leroy Miller, June 8, 1998. Interview K-0174. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007).
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  • Abstract
    This interview is relatively thick with the day-to-day details of high school administration but should prove useful for researchers examining how black education professionals weathered the desegregation process. While many black teachers and administrators lost their positions during desegregation, Miller fielded a number of offers of leadership posts. The interview is a look at some of the smaller, on-the-ground changes that occurred during integration in Charlotte, from the pairing of black and white administrators to black students taking up cigarette smoking on school grounds.
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  • Black teacher becomes administrator during desegregation
  • Strict discipline at West Charlotte High School
  • Black administrator builds a team, enforces discipline
  • Administrators allow or prevent racial and other violence
  • Racial component of white-black relationships
  • Resource inequalities at black schools
  • Importance of student-teacher relationships
  • Progress since slavery
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  • Race in Charlotte Schools Learning Object
  • Subjects
  • School integration--North Carolina--Charlotte
  • West Charlotte High School (N.C.)
  • Charlotte (N.C.)--Race relations
  • Miller, Leroy
  • East Mecklenburg High School
  • Teachers--North Carolina--Charlotte
  • School administrators--North Carolina--Charlotte
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