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Walter Durham, January 19 and 26, 2001. Interview K-0540.
An African American Response to the Process and Consequences of School Integration: Walter Durham discusses coming of age during the 1950s and 1960s in Orange County, North Carolina. Durham focuses especially on the process of school integration as it occurred in the merging of the all black Lincoln High School and the newly integrated Chapel Hill High School. According to Durham, this was a tense process in which many of the school traditions he fondly remembers from his days at Lincoln were lost in the transition to integrated schools.
Interviewee: Walter Durham    Interviewer: Bob Gilgor
Duration: 02:11:25     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 9 excerpts.