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The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead BoysNorth Carolina's Scott Family and the Era of Progressive Politics$
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Rob Christensen

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781469651040

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651040.001.0001

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Fire in the Streets

Fire in the Streets

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(p.187) 11 Fire in the Streets
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The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys
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Rob Christensen

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651040.003.0012

Bob Scott was governor during one of the most difficult periods in the 20th century. His term coincided with black student activism, anti-Vietnam War protests, and school integration. North Carolina was the scene of building takeovers, marches, fire bombings, and riots. Scott responded by taking a tough law-and-order stance that offended many African-Americans and white liberals, but was popular among many white conservatives and moderates.

Keywords:   black student activism, anti-Vietnam war protests, school integration, college building takeovers, fire bombings, law and order, North Carolina Agricultural &Technical University, Cointelpro, CONUS, Kent State

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