Interviewer:
The first woman associate editor is what you are.

Naomi Elizabeth Morris:
I didn't know that, but it didn't matter. I wasn't out trying to prove anything.

Interviewer:
And you didn't have to feel that you had to at the time.

Naomi Elizabeth Morris:
Oh, heavens, no.  No, indeed, which may be why the men accepted me.  I don’t know.  I never thought about it.  But I wasn’t trying to prove anything.  I didn’t have any axe to grind, no banners that I was carrying and waving wildly.  I was just studying law.

- Naomi Elizabeth Morris, lawyer, judge, and founding member of the NC Court of Appeals

Interview with Naomi Elizabeth Morris by Pat Devine, November 11 and 16, 1982; March 29, 1983, Interview B-0050, in the Southern Oral History Program Collection #4007, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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