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Overview The Black Alumni oral history project documents UNC Charlotte's Black Alumni by collecting first-hand accounts of the lives of Black students over the decades. This alumni-driven project was inspired by interviews we have already gathered, notably that of James Cuthbertson, Jr., who was a member of the Black Student Union in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Dates: 2020 - 2021
Scope and Contents In this third of four interviews, Mr. Harold Pulley discusses his student experience at UNC Charlotte during the late 1960s and his connection to the civil rights movement in North Carolina. He describes Bonnie Cone’s manner of speaking and interacting with students, and comments on how she handled race issues on campus. He also describes the faculty as a whole, recalling both acceptance and latent racism or anti-semitism among various members of the faculty. Specific faculty he describes are...
Dates: 2012 July 18
Scope and Contents In this interview, John Erickson, the first dormitory student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, shares an anecdote of the then Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Bonnie Cone. He recalls her bringing him a plate of brownies his first night in his room, his mistaken assumption that she was custodial staff taking special care of new students, his surprise to realize her real identity during student orientation, and Dr. Cone’s recollection of the event some twenty years later when...
Dates: 2014 July 17
Scope and Contents In this interview, William “Bill” Stewart shares memories of his life growing up in the Newell community near Charlotte, North Carolina, of his college days at Elon College in the 1930s, and of his military service in World War II. He tells about his parents and grandparents and the family’s farmland, recalls hearing his Civil War veteran grandfather reminisce with other veterans about the war, describes the Newell community, and talks about trips into Charlotte, then a town of 20,000. He...
Dates: 2019 August 1