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The Round Of Golf That Changed A City North Carolina Rabbit Hole

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In 1955, a dentist and five of his friends played a round of golf. They were black. The course was white-only. What happened next changed the course of one man's life, and in turn, helped integrate an entire town.
"His Eye Is On The Sparrow" by Peter Lamb and the Wolves (feat. Maceo Parker) Additional music: Blue Dot Sessions Supreme Court audio via oyez.org.
George Simkins interview courtesy of the Community Voices project, housed at the Greensboro Public Library.
Special Thanks: Nebraska Douglas, Ralph Miller, Shirley Frye, Gerald Attaway, Bill Hill, plus Bob Brooks and the rest of the staff at Gillespie Golf Course.
The Greensboro Six were: Phillip Cooke, Samuel Murray, Elijah Herring, Joseph Sturdivent, George Simkins Jr., and Leon Wolfe.
 

In 1955, a dentist and five of his friends played a round of golf. They were black. The course was white-only. What happened next changed the course of one man's life, and in turn, helped integrate an entire town.
"His Eye Is On The Sparrow" by Peter Lamb and the Wolves (feat. Maceo Parker) Additional music: Blue Dot Sessions Supreme Court audio via oyez.org.
George Simkins interview courtesy of the Community Voices project, housed at the Greensboro Public Library.
Special Thanks: Nebraska Douglas, Ralph Miller, Shirley Frye, Gerald Attaway, Bill Hill, plus Bob Brooks and the rest of the staff at Gillespie Golf Course.
The Greensboro Six were: Phillip Cooke, Samuel Murray, Elijah Herring, Joseph Sturdivent, George Simkins Jr., and Leon Wolfe.
 

32 min

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