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Oral history interview with William Majett
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William Majett grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, and attended the University of Delaware as a student in the mid 1960s. In this interview, he talks about his education growing up, attending the University of Delaware, his experience with segregation, the political climate at the University of Delaware in the 1960s, participating in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program on campus and later enlisting in the National Guard, the National Guard occupation of Wilmington, Delaware, racism on campus and in Newark, the social environment for Black students when he attended the University, his career at DuPont, and the struggle to recruit Black students to the University of Delaware. Interviewed by Ayinde Budd and Gene Coleman on Zoom, running time 1 hour, 11 minutes, 57 seconds.
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Gift of project participants, 2021.
University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press
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