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Ann Carver, 2018 February 22

Identifier: OH-UA-CA0167

Scope and Contents

Dr. Ann Carver recounts her formative years, her college experiences, and her career at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She discusses how the tragic death of her husband served as a turning point in her life, and how her subsequent doctoral education at Emory University propelled her into a self-taught interdisciplinary study of African-American literature and history. Dr. Carver discusses her first professorial job teaching English at Morehouse College in 1968, and her move to UNC Charlotte in 1969. She describes in detail the ensuing process of establishing the Africana Studies Department at UNC Charlotte in collaboration with Dr. Bertha Maxwell. Other topics include the Charlotte Three and the Wilmington Ten.


  • 2018 February 22

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Biographical Note

Dr. Ann Carver was a 77-year-old woman at the time of interview, which took place in J. Murrey Atkins Library at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She was born in Hendersonville, North Carolina in 1940. She was educated at Limestone College, the University of Arkansas, and Emory University. Dr. Carver was employed as a professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Morehouse College, Limestone College, and National Kaohsiung Normal University in Taiwan.


116 Minutes



Repository Details

Part of the Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 USA