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Dorothy G. Shipman, Walter Kennedy, and Mary S. McGill oral history interview, 2004 March 11

 Digital Record
Identifier: OH-SH0396

Dates

  • 2004-03-11

Summary

In this group interview, Dorothy Shipman, Walter "Buck" Kennedy, and Mary S. McGill share their memories of the Brooklyn neighborhood of Charlotte, also known as Second Ward, as well as their experiences with Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. The interviewees discuss economic conditions in Brooklyn, businesses such as the Lincoln Theater, and how urban renewal in the 1960s prompted many of Brooklyn's residents to move to west Charlotte. All three interviewees joined Friendship Missionary Baptist Church between the late 1940s to early 1950s, and describe their involvement in church activities including the choir and the Baptist Training Union.

Extent

61 Minutes

Language

English

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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Charlotte NC 28223 USA