Frances Herbin Lewis was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1942. Greensboro at the time was segregated, with separate school, church, and recreational facilities for blacks and whites. Black people had separate bathrooms and water fountains, and they could buy food at a lunch counter but couldn't sit down to eat it. Ms. Lewis recalls that from an early age she was encouraged by her teachers to study government, to recognize the injustice of black people's daily lives, and to become an active, informed citizen of Greensboro.
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- Date Interviewed: Sunday, 01 August 2010
- Interviewer: Dr. Dena Scher
Marygrove Archives ARC-SP 0100 File #25
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