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Interview discusses Dodd's life. He was born in Pilot Mountain and then moved to Mount Airy after his father's death in 1919 from the Spanish flu. He was one of eight children (four boys and four girls). Focus is on the experience of African-Americans in Mount Airy in the first half of the 20th century, including experiencing segregation at public facilities and restaurants in town. Dodd served in the army during World War II, travelling to several bases in the US (Fort Bragg, Fort Lee in VA, CA and NJ) and then went to Europe (Scotland, Belgium, Germany). He also discusses segregation in the military and how it was different in Europe versus the United States. Black cemeteries in Mount Airy are also discussed near the end of the interview.

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