Oral History

James "Jim" Wallace - Speaking about the Civil Rights Movement and his photography

Interviewed by MCJC Staff on February 15, 2012

In this interview, Wallace speaks about Civil rights in Chapel Hill, resistance within the movement, and differences of thought. He also talks about Karen Parker, the first black Woman to graduate from UNC. The interview also includes discussion of Jim Wallace’s photos, photos used in schools to teach Chapel Hill history, and his work with the Daily Tar Heel during the Civil Rights Movement. Wallace keeps photos in a photo book. Jim Wallace shares his experience meeting Hilliard Caldwell. The interview concludes with Wallace speaking on marches and the First Baptist Church, activity in the presence of media, treatment of white people and people of color during the Movement.

James "Jim" Wallace - Speaking about the Civil Rights Movement and his photography

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Oral history interview of Wallace, James "Jim" conducted by MCJC Staff on February 15, 2012 at Chapel Hill, NC. Processed by Wilcosky, Anne.

Citation: Marian Cheek Jackson Center, “James "Jim" Wallace - Speaking about the Civil Rights Movement and his photography,” From the Rock Wall, accessed November 29, 2021, https://fromtherockwall.org/oral-histories/james-jim-wallace-speaking-about-the-civil-rights-movement-and-his-photography.

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