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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 >>

Black teachers and administrators at CHHS

Cheek shares her vague recollections of the few black teachers and administrators at Chapel Hill High School in the early 1970s.

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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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Well, going back to whenever you were in school too. I was wondering about black teachers, if you had many black teachers or-
KATHRYN CHEEK:
I remember a couple. I don't remember very many. One in high school in particular who fostered the business interests that I had at the time, the office management and that kind of stuff. And she was she's the only black teacher that I can really remember. We had an assistant principal at the high school who was black. Actually, no, we had two. There was a man who had been assistant principal forever I think, or who had been in the school system forever and he was, kind of, the kids thought he was a joke. And then there was this other lady who was a typing teacher, but was also some form of assistant principal of some sort. And she was the disciplinarian. And she was a large woman and she, we were all scared to death of her. [Laughter] She was very affective when you had skipped class and she was standing in the parking lot waiting for you. But that's all I remember.