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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

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

Rob Christensen

University of North Carolina Press

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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