Bettye Golden Holloway oral history interview, 2007 April 26
Bettye Golden Holloway shares her memories of the Brooklyn neighborhood, also known as Second Ward, during the 1930s through 1950s in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mrs. Holloway cites the close-knit community spirit of Brooklyn as its greatest strength as she remembers growing up in the neighborhood. Topics include attending Second Ward High School; extracurricular activities; the rivalry between West Charlotte High School and Second Ward High School, which culminated annually in the Queen City Classic football game; businesses and housing in Brooklyn; and the Brevard Street Library. Mrs. Holloway also shares her thoughts on the destruction of the Brooklyn neighborhood during urban renewal, how it personally affected her, and its negative impact on the African American community in Charlotte.