The oral history consists of eight digital files: 2011.174.96.1a, 2011.174.96.1b, 2011.174.96.1c, 2011.174.96.1d, 2011.174.96.1e, 2011.174.96.1f, 2011.174.96.1g, and 2011.174.96.1h.
The interviewees in this group interview were students who staged a walkout in 1951 at the all black, segregated Adkin High School in Kinston, North Carolina. They were protesting the unequal conditions between the black and white high schools in Kinston. The interviewees describe their family backgrounds, life in segregated Kinston, and Adkin High School. They remember learning that their school was unequal to the all-white school from which they were barred, and planning and staging a school-wide walkout and march without the assistance of any adults. They also discuss their lives since high school.