“Documenting the Fight for School Desegregation in Greenville/Pitt County”

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Please join us as the History Speaks Lecture Series presents a virtual talk

Thursday, October 8th from 7–8:30 p.m.

ECU Assistant University Archivist Patrick Cash on The Civil Rights Movement in Greenville and Pitt County: “Documenting the Fight for School Desegregation in Greenville/Pitt County”

Using documents from the Verona Joyner Langford North Carolina Collection and the East Carolina Manuscript Collection, Patrick Cash will examine the response of North Carolina’s government to the 1954 Brown v. Board  decision and the efforts to resist school desegregation. The talk will also examine the response of Pitt County and Greenville City School officials after local families and the courts system began to challenge the status quo of local schools in the 1960s and 70s. The presentation will also include materials from the North Carolina Collection at the Louis Round Wilson Library at UNC Chapel Hill as well as the North Carolina State Archives.

This event is free and open to public, but registration is required. You will receive a WebEx invitation with a link and password to view the talk the week of. The talk will be recorded. If you cannot attend but would like to receive a recording of the talk, please also register.

Sponsored by the Eastern North Carolina Village and Farm Museum. http://www.easterncarolinavillage.org/