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Oral history interview with Guy B. Johnson, July 22, 1990 : interview A-0345, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007).

Author: Guy Benton Johnson; John Egerton; Southern Oral History Program.; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library.
Publisher: [Chapel Hill, N.C.] : University Library, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Audio book, etc. : Biography : State or province government publication   Sound Recording : English : Electronic ed
Database:WorldCat
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Sociologist Guy B. Johnson recalls the string of lucky breaks that brought him to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a career as a sociologist. Johnson had more than a scholarly interest in race, and soon became active in the brewing civil rights agitation of the World War II era. Although he was a founding member of the Southern Regional Council (SRC), Johnson was wary of radicalism and believed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Oral histories
Named Person: Guy Benton Johnson; Frank Porter Graham; Howard Washington Odum; Frank Porter Graham; Guy Benton Johnson; Howard Washington Odum
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, Audio book, etc., State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Guy Benton Johnson; John Egerton; Southern Oral History Program.; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library.
OCLC Number: 144654063
Notes: Title from menu page (viewed on April 9, 2007).
Interview participants: Guy B. Johnson, interviewee; John Egerton, interviewer.
Duration: 02:03:25.
This electronic edition is part of the UNC-CH digital library, Documenting the American South. It is a part of the collection Oral histories of the American South.
Text encoded by Mike Millner. Sound recordings digitized by Steve Weiss and Aaron Smithers.
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: Web browser with Javascript enabled and multimedia player.
Other Titles: Oral histories of the American South.
Interview A-0345, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)
Interview with Guy B. Johnson, July 22, 1990

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Sociologist Guy B. Johnson recalls the string of lucky breaks that brought him to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a career as a sociologist. Johnson had more than a scholarly interest in race, and soon became active in the brewing civil rights agitation of the World War II era. Although he was a founding member of the Southern Regional Council (SRC), Johnson was wary of radicalism and believed that the court system was best equipped to dismantle segregation. In this interview he describes the creation of the SRC and his response to some of the legal victories for civil rights in the 1940s. Researchers interested in biographical details should look to the first half of this interview for unexcerpted information of interest.

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