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Robert L. Glenn

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Biographical/Historical note:

Robert Glenn was born on September 20, 1921, in Greensboro, N.C. He attended Greensboro public schools and graduated from Greensboro Senior High School (now Grimsley) in 1940. Glenn served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. After returning to Greensboro, he enrolled in and graduated from Guilford College, and later obtained a master’s degree in education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In September of 1950, Glenn was hired by the Greensboro City School System to teach at Lindley Junior High School and act as a football coach at Greensboro Senior High School. After one year, he moved to Greensboro Senior High School as both teacher and coach. Six years later he was appointed assistant principal, where he helped oversee the integration of the school as mandated by Superintendent Ben Smith. He retired from the public schools in 1981 and died in Greensboro on October 1, 2006.

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Item thumbnail image Oral history interview with Robert L. Glenn by William Link
Date: April 16, 1987
By: Robert L. Glenn
From: GreensboroVOICES Collection

In this transcript of an April 16, 1987, oral history interview conducted by William Link with Robert L. Glenn, Glenn describes his years as assistant principal and principal at Grimsley High Schoo...