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Coffee County Memory Project – The Integration Years (1966-1972)

on Jan 28 in Blog posted by

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” William Faulkner

First results:  In the below audio clips, interviewees discuss the same subject from different vantage points.

Two Teachers
As the federal laws mandating total integration were implemented, teachers faced new challenges, personal and professional. 2 minutes

The End of Jim Crow
The laws changed, but habits were hard to break. 2 minutes

First Day of School
In September, 1965 the Coffee County School System maintained separate schools for black and white students. But, for the first time, students could choose which school they wanted to attend. A small number of African American students chose to attend the “white” schools. In this recording, we hear how students of both races experienced the change. 9 minutes.

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  1. It is wonderful seeing this project take shape.

    Comment by Jim Cottingham — April 7, 2016 @ 8:54 am

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