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Blyden Jackson, June 27, 1991. Interview L-0051.
African American Professor Integrates Faculty at University of North Carolina: A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Blyden Jackson devoted his life to education. Beginning as a teacher for the WPA during the Great Depression, Jackson eventually taught at Fisk University and Southern University, before becoming the first African American professor at the University of North Carolina. In this interview, he discusses the trajectory of his academic career, paying particular attention to issues of race and education.
Interviewee: Blyden Jackson    Interviewer: Freddie L. Parker
Duration: 01:09:24     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 4 excerpts.