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Daniel H. Pollitt, November 19, 1990. Interview L-0048.
UNC Law Professor Describes Gender and Racial Dynamics at UNC from the 1950s through the 1970s: Daniel Pollitt describes his admiration for University of North Carolina Campus Y director, Anne Queen. He discusses his and Queen's engagement in social justice movements and the city of Chapel Hill's reaction to student political engagement.
Interviewee: Daniel H. Pollitt    Interviewer: Cindy Cheatham
Duration: 01:13:00     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 8 excerpts.
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Daniel H. Pollitt, February 22, 2001. Interview K-0215.
University of North Carolina Lawyer Describes His Civil Rights Activism: Daniel Pollitt describes the process of desegregation in the South. He discusses his involvement with civil rights activism and his relationship with progressive organizations and prominent North Carolinians, including UNC law school dean Henry Brandis and UNC basketball coach Dean Smith.
Interviewee: Daniel H. Pollitt    Interviewer: David Potorti
Duration: 01:13:41     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 8 excerpts.
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Daniel H. Pollitt, November 27, 1990. Interview L-0064-1.
The Making of a Civil Liberties Lawyer: Family History and the Early Career of Daniel H. Pollitt: This is the first interview in a nine-part series of interviews with civil liberties lawyer Daniel H. Pollitt. In this interview, Pollitt discusses his family history, his early legal career, his work in defending liberals against the House Un-American Activities Committee during the early McCarthy years, and his brief tenure as a law professor at the University of Arkansas.
Interviewee: Daniel H. Pollitt    Interviewer: Ann McColl
Duration: 01:33:20     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 4 excerpts.
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Daniel H. Pollitt, November 28, 1990. Interview L-0064-2.
Civil Liberties Lawyer Daniel H. Pollitt Joins the Faculty of the University of North Carolina School of Law: This is the second interview in a nine-part series of interviews with civil liberties lawyer Daniel H. Pollitt. In this interview, Pollitt discusses his decision to join the faculty at the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1957 as well as the history and faculty of the law school.
Interviewee: Daniel H. Pollitt    Interviewer: Ann McColl
Duration: 00:34:52     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 2 excerpts.
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Daniel H. Pollitt, December 13, 1990. Interview L-0064-3.
Changes in the Law School Faculty and Student Body During the Late 1950s and 1960s: This is the third interview in a nine-part series of interviews with civil liberties lawyer Daniel H. Pollitt. In this interview, Pollitt discusses changes in the faculty of the UNC School of Law and the student body, paying particular attention to issues of race, gender, and student involvement in community affairs.
Interviewee: Daniel H. Pollitt    Interviewer: Ann McColl
Duration: 01:17:00     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 3 excerpts.
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Daniel H. Pollitt, February 15, 1991. Interview L-0064-4.
UNC Law Professor Discusses Race, Athletics, and Student Activism During the Late 1950s and 1960s: This is the fourth interview in a nine-part series of interviews with civil liberties lawyer Daniel H. Pollitt. In this interview, Pollitt describes his role as the faculty advisor to the student NAACP in the recruitment of pioneering African American athletes at UNC. In addition, he discusses his involvement in student activism as a leader of the student YMCA-YWCA.
Interviewee: Daniel H. Pollitt    Interviewer: Ann McColl
Duration: 00:55:32     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 3 excerpts.
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Daniel H. Pollitt, February 22, 1991. Interview L-0064-5.
Civil Liberties Lawyer Discusses the AAUP and Academic Freedom at UNC: This is the fifth interview in a nine-part series of interviews with civil liberties lawyer Daniel H. Pollitt. In this interview, Pollitt describes his work the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) during the 1960s and 1970s, paying particular attention to his involvement in the cases of Michael Paull, a graduate student and teaching assistant in the English Department, and Moye Freymann, the founding director of the Carolina Population Center.
Interviewee: Daniel H. Pollitt    Interviewer: Ann McColl
Duration: 00:57:19     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 2 excerpts.
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Daniel H. Pollitt, March 21-22, 1991. Interview L-0064-6.
A UNC Law Professor Recounts the 1969 Food Workers' Strike: This is the sixth interview in a nine-part series of interviews with civil liberties lawyer Daniel H. Pollitt. In this interview, Pollitt offers a vivid retelling of the events that led up to the UNC food workers' strike of 1969, the unfolding of the strike itself, and the reactions of UNC students and faculty.
Interviewee: Daniel H. Pollitt    Interviewer: Ann McColl
Duration: 01:03:13     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 3 excerpts.
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Daniel H. Pollitt, April 5, 1991. Interview L-0064-7.
UNC Law Professor Discusses the Speaker Ban Controversy at University of North Carolina: This is the seventh interview in a nine-part series of interviews with civil liberties lawyer Daniel H. Pollitt. In this interview, Pollitt describes the Speaker Ban controversy at the University of North Carolina during the mid-1960s, paying special attention to student, faculty, and administrative reactions to the ban.
Interviewee: Daniel H. Pollitt    Interviewer: Ann McColl
Duration: 00:52:32     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 3 excerpts.
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Daniel H. Pollitt, April 11, 1991. Interview L-0064-8.
Highlights in the Career of a Civil Liberties Lawyer: This is the eighth interview in a nine-part series of interviews with civil liberties lawyer Daniel H. Pollitt. In this interview, Pollitt offers highlights from his career as a civil liberties lawyer, including cases he took on during the 1980s.
Interviewee: Daniel H. Pollitt    Interviewer: Ann McColl
Duration: 00:56:03     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 3 excerpts.
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Daniel H. Pollitt, April 17, 1991. Interview L-0064-9.
Civil Liberties Lawyer Daniel H. Pollitt Discusses His Work with Social Justice Organizations: This is the last in a nine-part series of interviews with civil liberties lawyer Daniel H. Pollitt. In this interview, Pollitt describes his work with a variety of organizations that shared his vision of protecting civil liberties.
Interviewee: Daniel H. Pollitt    Interviewer: Ann McColl
Duration: 01:21:41     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 4 excerpts.