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Hazel Mack was born on June 12, 1951 in Bishopville, S.C. As a young child, she moved with her family to Winston-Salem. In this interview, she discusses her experiences with racial tension in Winston-Salem during the 1960s and recounts her education in a segregated school system. She also recalls her involvement in civil rights activism, including experiences with the Black Panther Party. Mack reflects on her time at Shaw University and Winston-Salem State University for undergraduate studies, before describing her experiences at Temple School of Law. Mack also discusses her experience working for Legal Services in Philadelphia including some of her more memorable landlord-tenant cases, her time as adjunct and clinical instructor at Wake Forest School of Law after returning to North Carolina, and her work as an attorney for Legal Services in Winston-Salem. She concludes with a discussion of her ideas for the improvement of the educational system.

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