Witherspoon, Loy H., 1930-2017
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Scope and Contents In this second of four interviews, Harold Pulley, UNC Charlotte alumnus, recounts his college and military careers, discussing his time at Livingstone College, Gaston Technical Institute, and UNC Charlotte, as well as in the Navy Reserve and the Air Force. He comments on feelings in the local African-American community about UNC Charlotte, particularly in relation to Johnson C. Smith University, and describes his student experience at UNC Charlotte, including coursework, social connections,...
Dates: 2012 June 26
Scope and Contents In this third of four interviews, Mr. Harold Pulley discusses his student experience at UNC Charlotte during the late 1960s and his connection to the civil rights movement in North Carolina. He describes Bonnie Cone’s manner of speaking and interacting with students, and comments on how she handled race issues on campus. He also describes the faculty as a whole, recalling both acceptance and latent racism or anti-semitism among various members of the faculty. Specific faculty he describes are...
Dates: 2012 July 18
Scope and Contents In this fourth of four interviews, Mr. Harold Pulley resumes where he left off in the previous interview discussing Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination, specifically regarding the reaction at UNC Charlotte. He traces the history of black uprisings, describes the racial climate in New England, and contrasts Charlotte and Boston, both in terms of general culture and specifically of the black communities in each city. He discusses Dr. King’s dissertation and its effect on his own perspective as...
Dates: 2012 August 29
Scope and Contents In this second of two interviews, Dr. Larry Mellichamp, long-time faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, continues to share about his experience managing the university’s botanical gardens and describes his relationship with Bonnie Cone. He recalls her love of gardening and interest in the gardens on campus, comments on her relationships with donors such as the McMillans, recounts some of her common sayings and the lessons he learned from them, and describes her...
Dates: 2014 June 19