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Harry G. Boyte's employment with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Date: circa 1963

Author: Janet Chatten Boyte

Biographical/Historical abstract: Janet C. Boyte (1915- ), wife of civil rights activist Harry Boyte, served as youth director of the Greensboro YWCA in the early 1960s.

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Description: This essay written by Janet Boyte circa 1963, details her husband, Harry G. Boyte's, employment with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and his views on civil rights. Using quotations from Harry and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Boyte discusses the importance of an integrated civil rights movement. Boyte outlines the challenges of her husband working as the only white employee at SCLC, as well as his efforts to challenge the white establishment. She concludes the essay by recalling a meeting Boyte and SCLC staff had with Atlanta ministers and business executives that led to the desegregation of local restroom facilities.

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Format of original: Other

Collection: Boyte Family Papers

Repository: Duke University

Item#: 4.2.955

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