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Terry Sanford

Terry Sanford served as governor of North Carolina from 1961 to 1965, president of Duke University from 1969 to 1985, and was a U.S. senator from 1986 to 1993. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 1972 and 1976. He was a leader in education, civil rights advocacy, and progressive politics in the South. He was interviewed at Duke in 1995.

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What is Rutherfurd Living History?

The Living History program is an innovative interview platform, oral history archive and media lab. We’re researching and creating new ways to use recorded interviews as tools for investigating, understanding and narrating current events and issues. The program is part of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy.


The Rutherfurd Living History Program's archives of newsmakers, news breakers, and more, running back to the early 1970s.

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Groups of interviews clustered around a topic, including voting rights in North Carolina and rural poverty in the South.

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Explore interactive timelines that connect and annotate the interviews on this site.

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