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Ike English

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Biographical/Historical note: Ike English was born and raised in south Georgia. He served in the military for six years during WWII. He lived in Buffalo, New York, for three years before moving to Greensboro, North Carolina in the late 1940s. There he worked as Burlington Industries’ chief engineer from 1949 to 1977, and employed the company’s first black secretary. He has three children: Roger, Bret, and Sally.

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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 ...