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African Americans -- Segregation -- North Carolina -- Charlotte

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee records

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Identifier: MS0101
Overview Records of a committee established in 1961 by the mayor of Charlotte to help ease racial tensions and to assist in the gradual desegregation of public facilities. Includes correspondence, minutes, and clippings relating to the committee and its predecessor, the Friendly Relations Committee. Also contains material from state and national groups, including the North Carolina Mayor's Cooperating Committee, North Carolina Good Neighbor Council, National Citizens Committee for Community Relations,...
Dates: 1960 - 1990; 1961 - 1969

Cherry neighborhood group, 2014-08-06

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Identifier: cc-de0003
Overview Five men and women describe growing up in the Cherry community in Charlotte, North Carolina during the 1940s and 1950s. They recount their adventures with the creeks and their experiences with new technologies such as refrigerators and televisions. They discuss the growth and development of Charlotte, particularly the many new roads and buildings.
Dates: 2014-08-06

Civil rights and desegregation in Charlotte oral history collection

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Identifier: OH-CR
Overview The Civil Rights and Desegregation in Charlotte oral history collection is a grouping of interviews that were conducted by UNC Charlotte Atkins Library Special Collections staff with activists for civil rights in the Charlotte area. The interviewees include prominent local members of the NAACP, as well as a high school principal, a civil rights lawyer, and a church minister.
Dates: 2001 - 2006

Grier Heights group, 2014-09-01

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Identifier: CC-BR0002
Overview Five men, who grew up in the Grier Heights neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina during the 1940s and 1950s recall swimming in the local creeks. and specifically in a place that they called the "Big Boy Hole," on Briar Creek behind the Mint Museum.
Dates: 2014-09-01

Student Oral History Project on the Second Ward

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Identifier: OH-KF
Overview UNC Charlotte graduate students conducted the interviews in this collection in 2004 and 2007 as the centerpiece of a class on “Oral History and Memory” directed by professor Karen Flint. The oral history project sought to document Brooklyn’s history, including social, cultural and economic aspects of the neighborhood.
Dates: 2004-2007