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African American Experiences in Durham, North Carolina Durham, North Carolina, United States. The interviewees are African Americans who live in Durham, North Carolina. They talk about their family histories, their childhoods, their education, their careers, and their roles in their community. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]
African American Life and Culture Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. James Eddie McCoy interviews regarding African Americans in Granville County, N.C. Since 1981, McCoy of Oxford, N.C., has conducted interviews with elderly black citizens from all walks of life in Granville County, N.C. Nearly all of the interviewees are more than 80 years old; some are over 100. These interviews bring to life the tobacco fields of Antioch, the cotton plantations of Oak Hill, church services at Black Cat, and the hustle and bustle of black neighborhoods like Grab-All in Oxford. They tell what daily life was like in the black orphanage at Oxford, at Mary Potter School, and in lumber camps and cotton fields. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]
Special Research Projects: The African American Working Class, 1930s-1950s Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. William Jones, graduate student in history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, conducted interviews that reveal the experiences of the African American working class during the shift from agriculture to industrialization in the 1930s to 1950s. Race relations within textile mills and the lumber industry in Elizabethtown, N.C., Chapman, Ala., and Bogalusa, La., are explored, as are diversities, tensions, and leadership within labor unions. African American leadership during the Elizabethtown, N.C., strike and several strikes in Chapman, Ala., are also discussed. Jones added to his research by interviewing the Green brothers, owners of the Green Brothers Lumber Company in Elizabethtown, N.C., and Mason McGowin, son of the McGowins who operated the W. T. Smith Company in Chapman, Ala. In Alabama and Louisiana, Jones also asked some interviewees about leisure time activities, including music and dancing. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]