Introduction


Out of the ashes of a Great Depression and the powerful stimulus of a World War, a new generation of North Carolina leaders  emerged to challenge the status quo. Bill Friday, Terry Sanford, Bill Aycock and many others from North Carolina’s own “Greatest Generation” led a time of dramatic change that established many of today’s institutions. The documentary film, Generation of Change takes us from their youth in the 1920s to the climactic election of 1972, and the birth of the modern two-party state in North Carolina.