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Gwendolyn Matthews, December 9, 1999. Interview K-0654.
African American Woman Describes Her Experiences as One of the First Students to Integrate Cary High School: In 1962, Gwendolyn Matthews was one of five African American students to integrate Cary High School in North Carolina. In this interview, she describes her experiences in the integration process, emphasizing the hostility of white students and teachers. In addition, she speaks more broadly about segregation and integration in Cary and Raleigh.
Interviewee: Gwendolyn Matthews    Interviewer: Peggy Van Scoyoc
Duration: 01:10:02     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 7 excerpts.