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Student Oral History Project concerning the Charlotte African American community

 Collection
Identifier: OH-AAC

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 50 interviewse conducted by UNC Charlotte students for a class in African Studies taught by Dr. Robert Smith between 2004 and 2006. The project was titled "Talk, Listen, and Learn: The Charlotte African American Oral History Project," and the purpose of the project was to chronicle and collect the histories of a wide cross-section of African Americans in the Charlotte area from the middle decades of the twentieth century until the mid-2000s.

Dates

  • 2004 - 2006

Biographical Note

Dr. Robert Smith was a professor in the Africana Studies Department at UNC Charlotte from 2002-2009. He is an Associate Professor of History, Vice Chancellor, and Director of the Cultures & Communities program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He earned his PhD from Bowling Green State University, researching the intersection of race and law. In his book, Race, Labor and Civil Rights: Griggs v. Duke Power and the Struggle for Equal Employment Opportunity, Rob chronicles the efforts of grassroots activists who used Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (1964) to garner better jobs and long overdue promotions.

Extent

50 Interviews

Title
Student Oral History Project concerning the Charlotte African American community
Subtitle
Talk, Listen, and Learn: The Charlotte African American Oral History Project
Status
In Progress
Date
November 2017
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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

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