H. Parry Bliss, Jr. oral history interview, 2015 October 22
- 2015 October 22
In this interview H. Parry Bliss, Jr., alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, shares memories of his time as a student at the university, particularly of his senior year in 1969. He recalls his impressions of Bonnie Cone and recounts an interaction between her and Stokely Carmichael during an event Mr. Carmichael held on UNC Charlotte’s campus. He comments on civil rights at the university, the decision to bring fraternities and football to UNC Charlotte, particular faculty that influenced him, student opinion on Bonnie Cone not becoming chancellor, the relationship among the student body, the student newspaper and yearbook, and his role in founding the UNC Charlotte chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi. Other topics include Mr. Bliss’s involvement with the alumni association, his career in insurance finance and employment with Ernst & Ernst in Charlotte, and his donation of artwork to the university in memory of his colleagues that lost their lives on September 11, 2001.