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Oral History Interview with Carnell Locklear, February 24, 2004. Interview U-0007. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007).
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  • Abstract
    Carnell Locklear recalls his fight for Lumbee Native American rights in eastern North Carolina in the 1970s and 1980s. He describes his efforts, via both nonviolent protest and legal means, to attain federal assistance for Lumbee Native Americans, who long before had earned government recognition at the price of benefits. Locklear describes his ascent through the ranks of the protestors, his sudden descent and the movement's fracture, and his life after departing the movement.
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  • Frustration with situation of Lumbee Native Americans spurs activism
  • Various facets of Native American advocacy
  • Violent disagreement during Lumbee rights meeting
  • Ways in which racial segregation affected Native Americans
  • Fracturing of black-Native American alliance
  • Native Americans are invisible until they become criminals
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  • Subjects
  • North Carolina--Race relations--20th century
  • Robeson County (N.C.)--Race relations
  • Civil rights--North Carolina
  • Civil rights movements--North Carolina--History--20th century
  • Civil rights movements--North Carolina--Robeson County
  • Indians of North America--North Carolina--Robeson County
  • Indians of North America--Civil rights--North Carolina--History--20th century
  • Robeson County (N.C.)--History--20th century
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