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Interview with William McDowell

@ Western Carolina University

Reid, Tristan


William McDowell grew up in Canton, NC and attended Reynolds School. The local segregated institution insisted on excellence from its student body and taught first through twelfth grade. According to the businessman and community activist, the school was approximately “500 yards” from his childhood home. The institution made a profound impact on his life then and continues to today. As the main benefactor, McDowell is in the process of renovating the school that closed in 1966-67, with plans to transform it into a community center.
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McDowell, William
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2017 04 21
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