Oral History

Deloris Bynum - On school integration, church, and work

Interviewed by Katherine Wilkinson and Brian Hicks

In this interview Deloris Bynum recounts being in the 8th grade when black students were integrated into Chapel Hill High School. Bynum says that she loved to teach children. She worked as a Nurse’s Aide in Assisted Living homes and loved older people. Bynum was an usher for the St. Joseph’s CME Church. She describes what it’s like to be a woman in the church and her favorite foods to cook. Bynum’s ex-husband worked for every Halloween on Franklin St. with college students. Bynum remembers being a fighter for her cousin who was bullied. Bynum didn’t like to see people get picked on. Bynum speaks about working for a business that made abortion equipment for underdeveloped countries. She believes kids should use education to their advantage. There is a scholarship fund named for her son who had epilepsy. This interview serves as a way for Deloris to know more about the Jackson Center and for the Jackson Center to know more about her as a community member.

Deloris Bynum - On school integration, church, and work

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Oral history interview of Bynum, Deloris conducted by Wilkinson, Katherine. Processed by Powers, Madison.

Citation: Marian Cheek Jackson Center, “Deloris Bynum - On school integration, church, and work,” From the Rock Wall, accessed April 14, 2021, https://fromtherockwall.org/oral-histories/deloris-bynum-2.

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