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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Raymond Rapp, November 17, 2000. Interview K-0253. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Hoping to maintain community cohesion in a changing cultural environment

Rapp emphasizes that members of a growing community must be vigilant about threats to community cohesion or risk becoming like New Jersey. Old residents must integrate new ones into their community and make newcomers feel invested. Rapp hopes to provide old residents with tools through the college and other community programs that will help keep people together even as the population grows and changes.

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Oral History Interview with Raymond Rapp, November 17, 2000. Interview K-0253. 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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