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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, 7 minutes
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Alumni, Civil Rights Movement
Civil Rights Movement, Desegregation, Race Relations, Friendship 9, 1970s
Ezell-Schmitz, Doris, "Interview with Doris "Dorothy" Ezell Schmitz" (2012). Winthrop University Oral History Program. OH 302.
LC Subject Headings
Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women -- Alumni and alumnae, Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women -- Students -- History, African American college students -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill, African Americans -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill, College integration -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill, African American college students -- Social life and customs, Student library assistants -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill, English teachers -- Training of