The below are a sampling of available oral histories from those with experiences related to the Civil Rights Movement in Southeastern North Carolina. To explore more interviews, please search the Oral History Collection.
In this interview, Rosa Chadwick Handley recalls her experience as a student at Williston Junior High and High School in the 60's, including academics and extracurriculars, the faculty-student dynamic, and the character, atmosphere, and significance of the Williston environment.
Interview with Lethia Hankins in which she discusses her long association with education, particularly with Williston. She was a student at Williston Elementary, Williston Industrial High School, and Williston High School. After college, she returned to Williston High School as an English Teacher. When Williston was closed for integration, she became a teacher at Hoggard High School and later at Laney High School. Included is a brief mention of the Wilmington 10 incident.
Interview with Wayne Moore and Benjamin Wonce who talk about the events that lead up to the boycott of New Hanover County Schools in February 1971. Both men participated in the boycott. Moore was arrested and was a member of the group known as the Wilmington 10. Wonce was not arrested but testified for the defense at the trial of the Wilmington 10.