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Cherry neighborhood group oral history interview (includes transcript) with Doris Gibson Dennis, Ruthie Grier Hamlin, Charles L. Patton, Everett Taylor and Richard Perry, 2014 August 16

 Digital Record
Identifier: cc-de0003

Dates

  • 2014-08-06

Summary

Five men and women describe growing up in the Cherry community in Charlotte, North Carolina during the 1940s and 1950s. They recount their adventures with the creeks and their experiences with new technologies such as refrigerators and televisions. They discuss the growth and development of Charlotte, particularly the many new roads and buildings.

Biographical Note

Interview took place in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church meeting hall, Cherry community, Charlotte, North Carolina Doris D. Gibson was a 70-year-old woman at the time of this interview. She was born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1944. She received a high school education. Ruthie G. Hamlin was a 67-year-old woman at the time of this interview. She was born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1946. She was educated at Second Ward High School, and received her BA from Winston-Salem State University in 1969, and her MA at UNC Charlotte in 1978. She was employed as a third-grade teacher at Lansdowne Elementary School from 1969 to 2003 and was the owner of the Cherry Superette store since 1969. Charles L. Patton was a 77-year-old man at the time of this interview. He was born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1936. He was educated at Second Ward High School and retired at the time of this interview. Richard Perry, Jr. was a 79-year-old man at the time of this interview. He was born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1935. He was educated at Second Ward High School, and was employed as a mail clerk at the Duke Energy Corporation. Everett Taylor was an 83-year-old man at the time of this interview. He was born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1930. He was educated at Second Ward High School.

Extent

63 Minutes

Repository Details

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

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Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
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