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Oral History Interview with Elva Templeton, January 24, 1976. Interview K-0188. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007).
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  • Abstract
    Elva Templeton remembers her childhood in historic Cary, North Carolina. She recalls a segregated city and describes the African American neighborhoods, remembering some of their respected inhabitants, whom she and other whites called "Aunt" and "Uncle." Researchers interested in Cary's history will find this interview useful, as Templeton reveals information about race relations in the town. Also, researchers interested in women's history will find insights into southern girlhood.
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  • Fun for a girl growing up in Cary, North Carolina
  • Disciplinary habits of Templeton's parents
  • Good relationships between whites and blacks in Cary
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