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David Helberg

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Biographical/Historical note:

David Helberg was raised and educated in Chicago, Illinois, at the American Conservatory of Music, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in music education. He then earned another bachelor’s at the Illinois Institute of Technology and did graduate work at Northwestern University. Hellburg then worked as a music teacher in Gastonia, Newton, and Maiden, North Carolina before serving in the Army for three years. Upon is return to North Carolina, he worked for a year in Newton before moving to Greensboro as a band, orchestra, and choir director.

Helberg was later appointed principal of Sternberger Elementary School, and continued to teach band, orchestra, and choir. He then became assistant superintendent for elementary schools in Greensboro, and then was promoted to assistant superintendent for administration.

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Item thumbnail image Oral history interview with David Helberg by William Link
Date: April 12, 1989
By: David Helberg
From: GreensboroVOICES Collection

In this transcript of an April 12, 1989, oral history interview conducted by William Link with David Helberg, Helberg discusses the effects of Brown v. Board of Education