Yvonne Revell

Roslyn Smith


Yvonne Revell was a Bennett College student, living at home, during the sit-in demonstrations at the Woolworths lunch counter which began on Feb. 1, 1960, Greensboro, NC. The interview recounts her student days at Bennett College, the demonstrations in February 1960, how these events impacted on other events in her life, and her years as a schoolteacher in segregated schools.

Listen to Interview:

Part #1 - Bennette Belle

Part #2 - Decision to be there 

Parents Reactions

Part #3 - Sit-In Demonstration

Part #4 - After the Changes

Part #5 - Teaching

Integrated Education

Part #6 - Teaching Integration 

Finally Rewarded

Part #7 - Looking Back

Part #8 - Basic Infomration and Permission


Civil Rights Experiences

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Marygrove Archives ARC-SP 0100 File #1

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Scher, D. (Interviewer) & Revell, Y. (Interviewee). (2004). Yvonne Revell: Civil Rights Movement [Interview transcript]. Retrieved from the Novak Archive at Marygrove College: http://detroitjourneys.marygrove.edu

Detroit Journeys Collection

Detroit Journeys Collection

The Detroit Journeys Collection features interviews focusing on the experiences of individuals migrating within the U.S. or from outside the U.S. to Detroit, Michigan.

Experiences Collection

Experiences Collection

The Experiences Collection features two sections. The first section includes interviews with women from Bennett College who participated in the Woolworth's Lunch Counter civil rights demonstration in Greensboro, North Carolina. The second section includes interviews with migrant workers from Homestead, Florida.

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