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Notes on Joan Bluethenthal papers (set 2)
William Henry Chafe
William H. Chafe, a scholar in race and gender, has been a member of the history faculty at Duke University since 1971. There, he has also served as Dean of Trinity College and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. Chafe is the author of Civilities and Civil Rights: Greensboro, North Carolina and the Black Struggle for Freedom.
These twenty-one pages of typescript notes are based on historian William Chafe's examination of the personal files of Joan Bluethenthal, as well as conversations with her at her home in Greensboro in the late 1970s. The notes mostly concern school desegregation issues in Greensboro around 1969 to 1971. Although somewhat fragmentary and unclear, the notes reference's Bluethenthal's personal correspondence, such as letters from various citizens and friends such as Susie Jones (wife of Bennett College president David B. Jones). Also included are reference to her letters to the editors, talks to local civic organizations, and statements to the school board—all of which mostly pertain to school desegregation. These notes were created by Chafe during the course of his research culminating in the publication of Civilities and Civil Rights in 1980.
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William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection
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