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Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick and De Kirkpatrick on the Legacy of Slavery in Mecklenburg County

 Collection
Identifier: OH-KP

Scope and Contents

Native Charlotteans Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick and De Kirkpatrick discuss their ongoing journey together after discovering that their family histories were interwoven through the institution of slavery. Although they were both classmates at Myers Park High School in the mid-1960s, it was not until almost fifty years later that a newspaper article recounting the injustice Jimmie Lee had faced as a thwarted contender for the Shrine Bowl brought the two classmates into contact with each other. As their friendship grew the Kirkpatricks stumbled on their shared history as the descendants of slave owner and enslaved personslave, which launched their public dialogue to explore the implications and legacy of slavery both in their personal lives and in Mecklenburg County.

Dates

  • 2017-10 - 2017-11

Language of Materials

The material is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

All 4 interviews in the collection are available in the digital repository. Original audiovisual material is closed to patron use.

Conditions Governing Use

The materials included on this web site are freely available for private study, scholarship or non-commercial research under the fair use provisions of the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, United States Code). Any use beyond the provisions of fair use, including but not limited to commercial or scholarly publication, broadcast, redistribution or mounting on another web site always require prior written permission and may also be subject to additional restrictions and fees. UNC Charlotte does not hold literary rights to all materials in its collections and the researcher is responsible for securing those rights when needed. Copyright information for specific collections is available upon request.]

Biographical Notes

Hugh DeArmond Kirkpatrick III (H.D., De) was a 68-year-old man at the time of interview, which took place in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1948. He was educated at Myers Park High School, Harvard University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Saybrook University and was employed as an author, clinical and forensic psychologist since 1976.

Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick was a 69-year-old man at the time of interview, which took place in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1948. He was educated at Myers Park High School, Purdue University, and Oregon State University and was employed as a teacher and high school administrator for 25 years.

Extent

4 Interviews

Overview

Native Charlotteans Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick and De Kirkpatrick discuss their ongoing journey together after discovering that their family histories were interwoven through the institution of slavery. Although they were both classmates at Myers Park High School in the mid-1960s, it was not until almost fifty years later that a newspaper article recounting the injustice Jimmie Lee had faced as a thwarted contender for the Shrine Bowl brought the two classmates into contact with each other. As their friendship grew the Kirkpatricks stumbled on their shared history as the descendants of slave owner and enslaved personslave, which launched their public dialogue to explore the implications and legacy of slavery both in their personal lives and in Mecklenburg County.
Title
Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick and De Kirkpatrick on the Legacy of Slavery in Mecklenburg County
Status
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Repository Details

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

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