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George Breathett

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: African-American

Biographical/Historical note: George Breathett was born and raised in Tennessee. After earning a Ph.D. in history from the State University of Iowa, he moved to Greensboro in 1953, where he worked as a professor of history and director of planning at Bennett College. His published works include The Catholic Church in Haiti, 1704-1785 and three volumes of Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. He served as senior member of the editorial board of the Journal of Negro History, and was a member of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), among numerous other organizations. The Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists awarded him the W.E.B. DuBois Award in 1985. Breathett passed away on 4 August 1988.

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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...