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Gloria Jean Blair Howard

Gender: Female

Ethnicity: African-American

Biographical/Historical note:

Gloria Jean (Blair) Howard was born on June 14, 1943, in Greensboro, North Carolina. In 1961 she graduated from Dudley High School, where as a member of the NAACP Youth chapter, she had attended meetings and participating in membership campaigns. During her junior year, Howard’s brother Ezell Blair, Jr., (now Jibreel Khazan), was one of the four participants of the Feb. 1, 1960 sit-in at Woolworth’s.

Howard enrolled at Bennett College in Greensboro, where she became more active in the local civil rights movement. She participated in pickets, demonstrations, and sit-ins, and was often involved in behind-the-scenes work. Howard was also one of the many demonstrators arrested and incarcerated in the polio hospital in May of 1963.

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Item thumbnail image Oral history interview with Gloria Jean Howard by Eugene Pfaff
Date: September 15, 1982
By: Gloria Jean Blair Howard
From: GreensboroVOICES Collection

In this transcript of a September 15, 1982, oral history interview conducted by Eugene Pfaff with Gloria Jean Howard, Howard describes her childhood influences, her activities with the NAACP Youth ...