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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.
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  • Economics
  • Education


In this interview, Frances Hargraves discusses various schools in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area, including Miss Carrie's school, Hackney School and the Orange County Training School. She also discusses growing up in Chapel Hill in the 1920s and 1930s, as well as the employment of her parents. Hargraves talks about the dances of the black Elks and Masons, the all-black Hollywood Theater. Additionally, she also speaks on buying books that had been used by white schoolchildren; alcoholism among males in Chapel Hill; attending West Virginia State; North Carolina Central and teaching special education. Hargraves closes with advice for contemporary parents with schoolchildren.

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