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Somebody Had To Do It Collection: Interview with Gloria Carter

@ Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston


During this interview, Gloria Carter gives a detailed account of her experience with desegregating Drew High School in Sunflower County, Mississippi. Gloria is one of the eight children of Mae Bertha Carter who initiated the integration process in the town during the 1965 school year. The interview was done in conjunction with the “Somebody Had To Do It" project which is designed as a multi-disciplinary study to identify, locate, interview and acknowledge African American “first children" who desegregated America’s schools.
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