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William Henry Chafe

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Biographical/Historical note:

William H. Chafe was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1942. He was raised in Cambridge, attended the public schools there, and then went to Harvard College, where he graduated magna cum laude in history in 1962. After a year at Union Theological Seminary in New York, he taught for two years at Columbia Grammar School, a private preparatory school in New York City. Starting in 1965, he was a student in the graduate program in American history at Columbia University where he received his Ph.D. in 1971. He taught for one year at Vassar College, and then in 1971 began his career at Duke University.

Much of Dean Chafe's professional scholarship reflects his long-term interest in issue of race and gender equality. His dissertation and first book focused on the changing social and economic roles of American women in the fifty years after the woman suffrage amendment. Subsequent books compared the patterns of race and gender discrimination in America. His book on the origins of the sit-in movement in North Carolina helped to re-orient scholarship on civil rights toward social history and community studies. Chafe has written two books on the history of post-World War II America, and a biography of the liberal crusader Allard Lowenstein. The author of eight books overall, he has received the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award (1981) for Civilities and Civil Rights: Greensboro, North Carolina and the Black Struggle for Freedom (1980) and the Sidney Hillman book award (1994) for Never Stop Running: Allard Lowenstein and the Struggle to Save American Liberalism (1993).

Professor Chafe's activities at Duke have also reflected these interests. He has been co-director of the Duke Oral History Program, and its Center for the Study of Civil Rights and Race Relations; he is a founder and the former Academic Director of the Duke-UNC Center for Research on Women; he is also a founder and senior research associate of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. In 1988 he was named the Alice Mary Baldwin Distinguished Professor of History. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rockefeller Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Humanities Center, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavior Sciences. From 1990 to 1995 Chafe chaired the Duke University Department of History. In 1995 he became Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and in 1997 added to that title new responsibilities as Dean of Trinity College. He has most recently been appointed Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. He is married to Lorna Waterhouse Chafe, Coordinator of Child Care Services at Duke. They have two children, Christopher, 30, and Jennifer, 28.

-From Chafe's personal webpage, http://www.aas.duke.edu/admin/deans/faculty/chafe.html.

Items created by this individual or group:
Item thumbnail image Notes on Joan Bluethenthal papers (set 1)
Date: 1979
By: William Henry Chafe
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

These thirteen pages of typescript notes are based on historian William Chafe's examination of the personal files of Joanne Bluethenthal, as well as conversations with her at her home in Greensboro...

Item thumbnail image Notes on Joan Bluethenthal papers (set 2)
Date: 1979
By: William Henry Chafe
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

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...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Carolyn Allen by William Chafe
Date: 1975
By: Carolyn Allen
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

In this oral history interview, circa 1975, conducted by William Chafe, Carolyn Allen primarily discusses Greensboro civic organizations, and particularly the YWCA, addressing racial issues. Topics...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Tom Bailey by William Chafe
Date: July 9, 1977
By: Tom Bailey
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

In this July 9, 1979, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe, Tom Bailey recalls his involvement in community organizing in the Piedmont Triad area through YES (Youth Education Services)...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Tartt Bell by William Chafe
Date: October 13, 1977
By: B. Tartt Bell
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This October 13, 1977, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe primarily documents Tartt Bell’s work with the American Friends Service Committee toward desegregation of businesses and sch...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Cecil Bishop by William Chafe
Date: 1977
By: Cecil Bishop
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This oral history interview circa 1977 conducted by William Chafe with Cecil Bishop primarily documents Bishop’s recollections of the 1963 protests in Greensboro, including his ministerial colleagu...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Cecil Bishop by William Chafe
Date: October 13, 1977
By: Cecil Bishop
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

In this October 13, 1977, interview conducted by William Chafe with Cecil Bishop, Bishop discusses his membership in the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, the makeup of the chamber, its role in stabi...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Randolph Blackwell by William Chafe
Date: May 5, 1973
By: Randolph T. Blackwell
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This May 5, 1973, oral history interview with Randolph Blackwell, conducted by William Chafe, primarily documents Blackwell’s recollections of the NAACP Youth Council and city council elections in ...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Ezell and Corene Blair by William Chafe
Date: May 12, 1971
By: Ezell Alexander Blair, Sr.
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This May 12, 1971 oral history interview with Ezell and Corene Blair, conducted by William Chafe, primarily documents Mr. and Mrs. Blair’s experience with school and business segregation and desegr...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Joanne Bluethenthal by William Chafe
Date: July 13, 1977
By: Joanne Kapnek Bluethenthal
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This July 13, 1977, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Joanne Bluethenthal primarily documents Ms. Bluethenthal’s involvement in school integration in Greensboro, North Carolina...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Mrs. Charles Bowles by William Chafe
Date: September 24, 1974
By: Mrs. Charles Bowles
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

In this September 24, 1974, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe, Mrs. Charles Bowles primarily discusses West Market Street United Methodist Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, wher...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Lewis Brandon III by William Chafe
Date: July1978
By: Lewis A. Brandon, III
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This July 1978 interview conducted by William Chafe with Lewis Brandon III primarily documents Brandon’s involvement in, and the activities of organizations including GUTS (Greensboro United Tutori...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with George Breathett by William Chafe
Date: 1975
By: George Breathett
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This oral history interview conducted by William Chafe circa 1975 with George Breathett primarily documents Breathett’s recollections of Bennett College during the 1950s and 1960s, particularly the...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Sarah Mendenhall Brown by William Chafe
Date: July 14, 1974
By: Sarah Mendenhall Brown
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This July 14, 1974, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Sarah Mendenhall Brown covers Ms. Brown's recollections of school desegregation while she was a member of the Greensboro S...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Vance Chavis by William Chafe
Date: May 20, 1973
By: Vance H. Chavis
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This May 20, 1973, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Vance Chavis primarily documents Chavis’ efforts to fight segregation in Greensboro schools, especially while teaching at D...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Vance Chavis by William Chafe
Date: May 28, 1973
By: Vance H. Chavis
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This May 28, 1973, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Vance Chavis primarily documents Chavis’ recollections of equal rights activism in Greensboro, North Carolina. Chavis provi...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Nell Coley by William Chafe
Date: October 15, 1974
By: Nell Coley
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This October 15, 1974, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Nell Coley primarily documents Ms. Coley’s experiences as a teacher at Dudley High School during the 1950s and 1960s. T...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Lewis Dowdy by William Chafe
Date: January 21, 1975
By: Lewis C. Dowdy
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This January 21, 1975, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Lewis Dowdy primarily covers Dowdy’s tenure at North Carolina A&T and membership in the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce ...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Edwin Edmonds by William Chafe
Date: 1975
By: Edwin R. Edmonds
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This oral history interview conducted by William Chafe circa 1975 with Edwin Edmonds primarily documents Edmonds’ civil rights activities while at Bennett College and as president of the Greensboro...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Jack Elam by William Chafe
Date: 1975
By: Jack Elam
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This oral history interview conducted by William Chafe circa 1975 with Jack Elam primarily documents Jack Elam’s career as Greensboro city attorney from 1954-1961 and mayor from 1969 to 1971. Elam ...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Ike English by William Chafe
Date: 1975
By: Ike English
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This oral history interview conducted by William Chafe circa 1975 with Ike English primarily documents English’s memories of race relations in Greensboro, North Carolina, during the late 1950s and ...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with George Evans by William Chafe
Date: 1975
By: George H. Evans
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This oral history interview conducted by William Chafe circa 1975 with Dr. George Evans primarily documents Dr. Evans’ recollection of school desegregation in Greensboro and his time as chairman of...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Joe Flora by William Chafe
Date: September 26, 1974
By: Joe Flora
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This September 26, 1974, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Joe Flora primarily documents Flora’s experiences while a pastor at the First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro in th...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Robert Ford by William Chafe
Date: June 17, 1977
By: Robert Ford
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This June 17, 1977, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Robert Ford documents Ford’s work for equality in employment and education through the American Friends Service Committee ...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with John Foster by William Chafe
Date: February 19, 1973
By: John R. Foster
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This February 19, 1973, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with John Foster primarily documents Foster’s recollections of school desegregation when he served as chairman of the Green...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with John Foster by William Chafe
Date: February 14, 1973
By: John R. Foster
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This February 14, 1973, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with John Foster primarily documents Foster’s work on the Greensboro School Board during desegregation in the fifties and s...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Otis Hairston Sr. by William Chafe
Date: 1977
By: Otis L. Hairston, Sr.
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This oral history interview conducted by William Chafe circa 1977 with Otis Hairston Sr. documents Hairston’s recollections of business desegregation in Greensboro, North Carolina. Of the 1960 sit-...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Eula Hudgens by William Chafe
Date: December 17, 1974
By: Eula Hudgens
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This December 17, 1974, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Eula Hudgens primarily documents Ms. Hudgens’ involvement in desegregation of Greensboro schools and businesses during...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with William Jackson by William Chafe
Date: July 12, 1977
By: William H. Jackson
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This July 12, 1977, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with William Jackson documents Jackson’s participation in and recollections of significant local civil rights demonstrations in...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Hobart Jarrett by William Chafe
Date: 1975
By: Hobart Sydney Jarrett
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This history interview conducted by William Chafe circa 1975 with Hobart Jarrett primarily documents Jarrett’s involvement in Greensboro business desegregation in the 1960s.

Jarrett descr...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Nelson Johnson by William Chafe
Date: October 24, 1978
By: Nelson Johnson
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This October 24, 1978, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Nelson Johnson primarily documents Johnson’s community activism with YES (Youth Educational Services), FCD (Foundation ...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Nelson Johnson by William Chafe
Date: January1979
By: Nelson Johnson
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This oral history interview conducted by William Chafe circa January, 1979, with Nelson Johnson primarily documents Johnson’s opinions on the education system, the 1969 A&T/Dudley protest and the c...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Walter Johnson Jr. by William Chafe
Date: 1978
By: Walter T. Johnson, Jr.
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This oral history interview conducted by William Chafe circa 1978 with Walter Johnson Jr. primarily documents Johnson’s membership on the Greensboro school board in the 1970s. Topics include the 19...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Susie Jones by William Chafe
Date: 1978
By: Susie Jones
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This oral history interview conducted by William Chafe circa 1978 with Susie Williams Jones primarily documents Ms. Jones’ memories of Bennett College, desegregation, and Greensboro, North Carolina...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Al Lineberry by William Chafe
Date: December 17, 1974
By: Albert S. Lineberry, Sr.
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This December 17, 1974, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Al Lineberry primarily documents Lineberry’s activities on the Greensboro school board and Chamber of Commerce during ...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Carolyn Mark by William Chafe
Date: October 10, 1974
By: Carolyn Mark
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This transcript of an October 10, 1974, interview conducted by William Chafe with Carolyn Mark primarily documents Ms. Mark’s recollections as a student at North Carolina A&T State University and a...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Cleo McCoy by William Chafe
Date: September 6, 1977
By: Cleo McCoy
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This transcript of a September 6, 1977, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Cleo McCoy primarily documents McCoy’s experiences at North Carolina A&T State University during the 1...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Joseph McNeil by William Chafe
Date: 1978
By: Joseph McNeil
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This transcript of a 1978 interview conducted by William Chafe with Joseph McNeil primarily documents McNeil’s participation in the 1960 Woolworth’s sit-ins in Greensboro, North Carolina. Topics in...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with David Morehead by William Chafe
Date: December 19, 1974
By: David W. Morehead
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This transcript of a December 19, 1975, interview conducted by William Chafe with David Morehead primarily documents Morehead’s role at the Hayes-Taylor YMCA in Greensboro, North Carolina, and his...
Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Jennie Parker by William Chafe
Date: 1975
By: Jennie B. Parker
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This transcript of an oral history interview conducted by William Chafe circa 1975 and with Jennie and Franklin Parker primarily documents the Parkers' involvement in interracial activities and the...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Willa Player by William Chafe
Date: December 12, 1977
By: Willa B. Player
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This December 12, 1977, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Willa Player primarily documents Ms. Player’s recollections during her presidency of Bennett College from 1956 to 196...
Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with David Richmond by William Chafe
Date: 1975
By: David Richmond
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This transcript of a oral history interview conducted by William Chafe circa 1975 with David Richmond primarily documents Richmond’s participation in the sit-in movement in Greensboro, North Caroli...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Terry Sanford by William Chafe
Date: 1975
By: Terry Sanford
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This transcript of an oral history interview conducted by William Chafe circa 1975 with Governor Terry Sanford primarily documents Gov. Sanford’s involvement in racial issues during his term as gov...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Louise Smith by William Chafe
Date: February 9, 1973
By: Louise Covington Smith
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This February 9, 1973, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Louise Smith primarily documents Ms. Smith’s involvement in school desegregation in Greensboro, North Carolina. Topics ...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Mary Taft Smith by William Chafe
Date: July 11, 1973
By: Mary Taft Smith
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This transcript of a July 11, 1973, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Mary Taft Smith primarily documents Ms. Smith’s opinions of desegregation and participation in interracia...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with William Snider by William Chafe
Date: December 19, 1974
By: William D. Snider
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This transcript of a December 19, 1974, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with William Snider primarily documents Snider’s recollection of school desegregation in Greensboro, North ...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with William Snider by William Chafe
Date: November 9, 1976
By: William D. Snider
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This transcript of a November 9, 1976, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with William Snider primarily documents Snider’s recollection of the 1960 and 1963 sit-ins and school desegr...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with A. Knighton "Tony" Stanley by William Chafe
Date: October 13, 1977
By: A. Knighton Stanley
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This transcript of an October 13, 1977, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with A. Knighton "Tony" Stanley primarily documents Stanley’s involvement in the civil rights movement in G...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Carol Stoneburner by William Chafe
Date: December 12, 1974
By: Carol Stoneburner
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This transcript of a December 12, 1974, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Carol Stoneburner primarily documents Ms. Stoneburner’s involvement in the YWCA in Greensboro, North C...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Dr. John Tarpley by William Chafe
Date: 1975
By: John Tarpley, Dr.
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This transcript of an oral history interview conducted by William Chafe circa 1975 with Dr. John Tarpley primarily documents Dr. Tarpley’s memories as the principal of Dudley High School and aiding...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with John and Betsy Taylor by William Chafe
Date: July 7, 1973
By: John R. Taylor
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This transcript of a July 7, 1973, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with John and Betsy Taylor primarily documents Mrs. Taylors' work with the YWCA and Mr. Taylor’s work with the G...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with William Thomas Jr. by William Chafe
Date: 1975
By: William Alvin Thomas, Jr.
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This transcript of an oral history interview by William Chafe circa 1975 with William Thomas Jr. primarily documents Thomas’ involvement in the 1963 demonstrations in Greensboro, North Carolina. To...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Kay Troxler by William Chafe
Date: 1973
By: Catherine Kirkpatrick Troxler
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This transcript of an oral history conducted by William Chafe circa 1973 with Evelyn Troxler primarily documents Ms. Troxler’s involvement in school desegregation in Greensboro in the 1950s and 196...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Kay Troxler by William Chafe
Date: June 6, 1973
By: Catherine Kirkpatrick Troxler
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This transcript of a June 6, 1973, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Kay Troxler primarily documents Ms. Troxler’s memories of school desegregation and integration in Greensbor...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Michael Weaver by William Chafe
Date: July 6, 1977
By: H. Michael Weaver
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This transcript of a July 6, 1977, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Michael Weaver primarily documents Mike Weaver’s role in Greensboro in desegregated housing opportunities a...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Edward Zane by William Chafe
Date: 1975
By: Edward Raymond Zane
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This transcript of an oral history interview conducted by William Chafe circa 1975 with Edward Zane primarily documents Zane’s work as the chairman of the Human Relations Committee during the 1960 ...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Jibreel Khazan by William Chafe
Date: November 27, 1974
By: Jibreel Khazan
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This transcript of a November 27, 1974, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Jibreel Khazan primarily documents Khazan’s participation in the 1960 sit-ins at Woolworth’s in Greens...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Benjamin Smith Jr. by William Chafe
Date: June 6, 1973
By: Benjamin Smith, Jr.
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This transcript of a June 6, 1973, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Ben Smith Jr. primarily documents Smith’s recollection of his father’s work as superintendent of schools in...

Item thumbnail image Notes on Interview with D. Edward Hudgins by William H. Chafe
Date: July 6, 1972
By: William Henry Chafe
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This is a six-page, typed set of notes by William Chafe from a July 6, 1972, interview with D. Edward Hudgins. Shorthand is used throughout, including "GB" for "Greensboro." Chafe notes that Hudgin...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Joseph McNeill Smith Jr. by William Chafe
Date: July 14, 1973
By: John McNeill Smith, Jr.
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This transcript of a July 14, 1973, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Joseph McNeill Smith Jr. primarily documents Smith’s involvement in civil rights issues in North Carolina....

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Warren Ashby by William Chafe
Date: September 25, 1974
By: Warren Ashby
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

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 thoug...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Warren Ashby by William Chafe
Date: October 3, 1974
By: Warren Ashby
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This transcript of an October 3, 1974, oral history interview conducted by William Chafe with Warren Ashby primarily documents Ashby’s membership with the Greensboro Community Fellowship and recoll...

Item thumbnail image Notes on Interview with Otis Hairston Sr. by William H. Chafe
Date: July 17, 1972
By: William Henry Chafe
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This is a four-page, typed set of notes by William Chafe based on an July 17, 1971, oral history interview with Otis Hairston Sr. Shorthand is used throughout, including "OH" for "Otis Hairston," a...

Item thumbnail image Notes on Interview with George Roach by William H. Chafe
Date: July 6, 1972
By: William Henry Chafe
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This is a four-page, typed set of notes by William Chafe on a July 6, 1972, interview with George Roach. Shorthand is used throughout, including "GR" for "George Roach" and "GB" for "Greensboro." C...

Item thumbnail image Notes on Interview with Dr. George and Anna Simkins by William H. Chafe
Date: July 19, 1972
By: William Henry Chafe
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This is a four-page, typed set of notes by William Chafe on a July 19, 1972, interview with Dr. George and Anna Simkin. Shorthand is used throughout, including "GB" for "Greensboro." Chafe notes th...

Item thumbnail image Notes on news articles about desegregation in Greensboro, by William H. Chafe
Date: 1977
By: William Henry Chafe
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This document consists of two pages of typed notes assembled by William Chafe circa 1977 on news articles about Greensboro desegregation. Article topics include Robert Ford’s hiring of black machin...

Item thumbnail image Sit-ins just one step in continuing journey to promised land
Date: January 28, 1990
By: William Henry Chafe
From: Clarence Lee Harris Papers

This January 28, 1990, article in the Greensboro News & Record was authored by William H. Chafe of Duke University, the author of Civilities an...

Item thumbnail image Sit-Ins' Silver Day: A look at the lessons 25 years later
Date: January 18, 1985
By: William Henry Chafe
From: Clarence Lee Harris Papers

This article was published in the biweekly North Carolina Independent in commemoration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Greensboro sit-ins at Woolworth's. Writt...