D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

Center for Diversity Education - Oral Histories Collected for With All Deliberate Speed
OH-CDE

Summary Information

Repository
UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives
Title
Center for Diversity Education - With All Deliberate Speed
ID
OH-CDE
Date
2005
Extent
0.4 Linear feet  ; 1 box
Physical Description
Video or audio recordings on VHS tape, miniDV cassette, or micro audio cassette tape. Supplementary materials, such as transcripts, summaries, and other materials may also be included, and are described within each individual oral history. Some recordings have gaps and/or inaudible sections, and audio is not available for some interviews.
Location
Located in Special Collections row 3, section 1
Language
English

Preferred Citation

[Title of Interview], Center for Diversity Education - Oral Histories Collected for With All Deliberate Speed, D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina Asheville

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Scope and Contents

Contains records of interviews conducted, in 2005, by the Center for Diversity Education about the desegregation in the Asheville area. Some interviews only contain transcripts, or summaries, and no audio is available. The interviews formed the basis of, With All Deliberate Speed: Desegregation in Buncombe County, a fourteen panel exhibit highlighting the accomplishments of ASCORE (Asheville Student Committee on Racial Equality) who worked to integrate schools and businesses in Western North Carolina. Copies of the exhibit panels are included.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives

Ramsey Library, CPO # 1500
One University Heights
Asheville, North Carolina, 28804-8504
828.251.6645
speccoll@unca.edu

Rights

No restrictions. Any display, publication, or public use must credit the D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Creator

Center for Diversity Education ; D H Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville ; Interviewers and interviewees as noted

Processing Information

Originally processed by (Sallie Klipp, 2009) ; New finding aid by Colin Reeve, December 2016

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Collection Inventory

Anita White Carter and Viola Jones Spells 

Interview Date and Interviewer

February 12, 2005 ; Deborah Miles

Format

Micro-cassette tape ; mini DV tape ; text

Scope and Contents

Anita White Carter and Viola Jones Spells, who both graduated from Allen High School in Asheville in 1963, talk about their experiences at school, and their subsequent involvement with ASCORE (Asheville Student Commission on Racial Equality) and desegregation in Asheville.

Additional Materials

Transcript

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Annette Coleman 

Interview Date and Interviewer

June 16, 2005 ; Deborah Miles and Monique Scott

Format

Text [No audio is available]

Scope and Contents

Annette Coleman talks about growing up in Leicester, NC, but moving to nearby Asheville when she was old enough to attend school. She describes her involvement with ASCORE, the student group working to desegregate Asheville, including the boycott of a grocery store, being served in Burger King, and visits to Warren Wilson College.

Additional Materials

Abstract

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James Ferguson, Barbara Ferguson and Marvin Chambers 

Interview Date and Interviewers

March 4, 2005 ; Dolly and Dwight Mullen, with students

Format

MiniDV cassette ; text

Scope and Contents

James and Barbara Ferguson, and Marvin Chambers participate (in a panel discussion with students) and talk about their involvement in the civil rights movement in Asheville.

Additional Materials

Transcript

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James Ferguson and Barbara Ferguson 

Interview Date and Interviewer

(October 8, 2005) ; Deborah Miles

Format

VHS tape ; miniDV cassette ; copy DVDs

Scope and Contents

A follow up to an earlier session with James and Barbara Ferguson in which they are further asked about their roles in ASCORE and the impact the organization had on them.

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Georgia Roland 

Interview Date and Interviewer

May 11, 2005 ; Klanesha Thomas

Format

Micro audio cassette [Does not play at a constant speed] ; photograph ; text

Scope and Contents

Georgina Roland talks about her husband, William E Roland, allowing members of ASCORE (Asheville Student Commission on Racial Equality) to hold meetings in the back of his jewelry business, and describes the activities of ASCORE in Asheville.

Additional Materials

Transcript ; newspaper clippings about William E Roland, including his obituary ; photograph of William E Roland

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O. L. Sherrill 

Interview Date and Interviewer

March 16, 2005 ; Deborah Miles

Format

Text [No audio is available]

Scope and Contents

O.[Otha] L. Sherrill talks about the integration of schools in Asheville, including the merger of Lee Edwards and South French Broad schools, which happened at the time Sherrill was Assistant Principal at South French Broad.

Additional Materials

Abstract

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Supplemental Information - Copies of exhibit panels for, With All Deliberate Speed: School Desegregation in Buncombe County [14 pages] 

Exhibit Panels

Exhibit panels

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