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Oral History Interview with Warren Ashby by William Chafe

Date: September 25, 1974

Interviewee: Warren Ashby

Biographical abstract: Warren Ashby (1920-1985) was a noted ethics scholar and professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from 1949 to 1983.

Interviewer: William Henry Chafe


This transcript of a September 25, 1974, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Warren Ashby primarily documents Ashby’s membership in the Fellowship of Southern Churchmen and thoughts on race relations in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Ashby talks about his childhood and moving to Chapel Hill for a professorship. He discusses the Fellowship of Southern Churchmen; civil rights activities in Chapel Hill and throughout the South; the Cone family in Greensboro; liberal churches; leaders in Greensboro’s black community; interracial meetings at the YWCA; and school desegregation and the Pearsall Plan.


Format of original: Oral History

Collection: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

Repository: Duke University

Item#: 4.23.696

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Oral History Interview with Warren Ashby by William Chafe

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