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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Kathryn Cheek, March 27, 2003. Interview K-0203. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Little mingling between white and black students

Cheek recalls that she spent most of her social time only with other whites.

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Oral History Interview with Kathryn Cheek, March 27, 2003. Interview K-0203. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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SUSAN UPTON:
Just in general, within the community, was it mostly white or was it mixed in a lot?
KATHRYN CHEEK:
Everything I associate-anything that I participated in extracurricularly was white, predominately white. Except for girl scouts I think was a mixture. And I probably left that in junior high at some time so I don't think I did that in high school. But all my social interactions were a hundred percent white.
SUSAN UPTON:
The area you lived in, is it mostly a white neighborhood?
KATHRYN CHEEK:
No, it's a mixture. You go in through, you know, you leave Carrboro and getting outside of town and then there is one group that is specifically a black area and then you get on into where we lived. Now it is of course, much more mixed than it was back then.