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Colvin Theodore Leonard

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Biographical/Historical note:

Colvin Theodore Leonard, Sr., was born in Franklinville, North Carolina, in 1899. He was a veteran of World War I. Leonard attended the Curry Training School at Woman’s College, then the University of North Carolina, where he was on the staff of the Daily Tar Heel.

After graduation, he took a job at the Greensboro Record, where he worked as and editor for many years. Leonard also worked for the Greensboro Daily News, the North Carolina League of Municipalities, and edited The Southern City Magazine. Upon retiring from the Record in 1965, he became the public relations director at Greensboro College, a job he held till retirement in 1980. Leonard was former president and long-time member of the Greensboro Civitan Club. He died in Knoxville, Tennessee, on October 26, 1995, at the age of 96.

Items created by this individual or group:
Item thumbnail image Oral history interview with Colvin Leonard by Kathy Carter
Date: May 28, 1989
By: Colvin Theodore Leonard
From: GreensboroVOICES Collection

In this transcript of a May 28, 1989, oral history interview conducted by Kathy Carter with Colvin Leonard, Leonard recalls race relations in Greensboro from the late 1940s through the 1960s. He de...