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Guilford's Integration

A source for gathering and sharing information created during 2012-2013 for the Journeys in Blackness, Commemorating 50 Years of Integration events, and continuing documentation through the ongoing work of the Black Alumni of Guilford College and resource


Led by Liz Cook, Interim Associate Archivist in 2013, twenty-three oral history interviews were completed, initially concentrating on alumni and others from the 1960s and 1970s eras. Three Center for Principled Problems Solving student interns, Elizabeth Dzugan '13, Andre Thompson '13 and Shawna Trawick '13, led by Judy Harvey, Engaged Teaching and Learning Specialist, and trained in oral history by Liz Cook, Interim Associate Archivist, researched alumni, set up interviews  and completed eleven oral history interviews fall semester, 2012 and completed three interviews during January Term, 2013. A fourth CPPS intern, Adam Watkins, photographed the interviewees for the Early Black Alumni 1962-1977 Portraits & Profiles exhibit which opened March 28, 2013.

The audio recordings and transcriptions from this oral history project are now available for access online at https://www.jstor.org/site/guilford/oral-histories/guilfordsintegration1962beforeandafter50thanniversaryinterviewproject-35540912/