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Elizabeth Laizner

Gender: Female

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Biographical/Historical note: Dr. Elizabeth Laizner was born in 1915 in Austria but left for America due to the Nazi invasion in 1938. She earned her doctorate at the University of Vienna. Upon arriving in New York City, she worked as a maid, a nanny, and a secretary. Laizner later moved to Greensboro in 1961 and was hired by Bennett College President Willa Player to teach French and German. She joined the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and became active in the civil rights movement in Greensboro. Dr. Laizner died after a short illness on January 28, 2004 at the age of 88.

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Item thumbnail image Oral history interview with Elizabeth Laizner by Eugene Pfaff
Date: June 19, 1979
By: Elizabeth Laizner
From: GreensboroVOICES Collection

In this transcript of a June 19, 1979, oral history interview conducted by Eugene Pfaff with Elizabeth Laizner, Laizner provides details concerning formation of CORE, including the primary figures ...