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Students in Hayes Taylor YMCA Project with University Libraries Interview Fred and Hyla Cundiff

Posted on Friday, May 29th, 2015 by CommunityEngagement. Tags:
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The University Library’s collaboration with the Hayes Taylor YMCA’s Achievers Program to digitize Greensboro’s history recently engaged the students with Fred and Hyla Cundiff of Greensboro. Mr. Fred Cundiff was the first African-American Assistant School Superintendent for the Greensboro City Schools, in the 1960s through 1970s. He played a major role in the desegregation of the city schools in 1971. He described to the students what it was like to be the only African-American at the Central Office, and the good and bad times he experienced in his position of responsibility.

Mrs. Cundiff was a school teacher for 30 years, beginning in North Wilkesboro, and for over 25 years after she came to Greensboro with her husband in the early 1950s.

Reposted from Friends of the UNCG Libraries