In 1955, a dentist and five of his friends played a round of golf. They were black. The course was white-only. What happened next changed the course of one man’s life, and in turn, helped integrate an entire town.
The Greensboro Six were (L to R):
Jeremy Markovich: writer, producer, editor, host
James Mieczkowski: producer
Kimberly Simpson: digital manager
Elizabeth Hudson: editor-in-chief
Music in this episode:
- “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” by Peter Lamb and the Wolves (feat. Maceo Parker)
- Additional music: Blue Dot Sessions
Supreme Court audio via oyez.org.
George Simkins interview courtesy of the Community Voices project, housed at the Greensboro Public Library.
Special Thanks: Nebraska Douglas, Ralph Miller, Shirley Frye, Gerald Attaway, Bill Hill, plus Bob Brooks and the rest of the staff at Gillespie Golf Course.