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In her December 11, 2012 interview with Robert Ryals, Doris Schmitz detailed her time at Winthrop during the era of desegregation and social unrest. Schmitz recalls the Civil Rights movement in Rock Hill and her family’s involvement. In particular, Schmitz describes her perception of the similarities and differences between white and black students during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Schmitz also recalls the courses and professors that had a profound effect on her future career as an educator. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program.
1 hour, 14 minutes
This interview is open for use.
desegregation, Civil Rights Movement, race relations, racial prejudice
Schmitz, Doris, "Interview with Doris "Dorothy" Schmitz" (2012). The Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program. OH 302.