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Frances Herbin Lewis

Gender: Female

Ethnicity: African-American

Biographical/Historical note:

Frances Herbin Lewis was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, on April 8, 1942. She graduated from Dudley High School in 1959 and then attended North Carolina A&T State University, where she majored in architectural engineering. Lewis was active in the Woolworth and Kress sit-ins of 1960 and the cafeteria and theatre demonstrations in 1962 and 1963. She was one of many protestors incarcerated at the old polio hospital, and as a member of the Greensboro CORE chapter also assisted in voter registration campaigns.

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Item thumbnail image Oral history interview with Frances Lewis by Eugene Pfaff
Date: January 17, 1981
By: Frances Herbin Lewis
From: GreensboroVOICES Collection

In this transcript of a January 17, 1981, oral history interview conducted by Eugene Pfaff with Frances Lewis, Lewis discusses her participation in the civil rights movement in Greensboro, includin...

Item thumbnail image Oral history interview with Frances Lewis by William Link
Date: April 21, 1989
By: Frances Herbin Lewis
From: GreensboroVOICES Collection

In this transcript of an April 21, 1989, oral history interview conducted by William Link with Frances Lewis, Lewis describes her view of the transition from segregation to desegregation in Greensb...