Margi Goldstein, 1992 March 2
Scope and Contents
In this interview, Margi Goldstein shares her experiences as a Jew in Charlotte, North Carolina beginning in the 1950s. She describes her involvement in various Jewish organizations and has recently renewed her volunteering as a result of a trip to Israel. She praises Morris Speizman for his leadership in the Jewish community and encourages young Jews to emulate him. Ms. Goldstein also touches on her efforts to keep the older Jews involved in the community. She talks about the lack of Jewish education for young people and argues that education will lead to more enthusiasm in their heritage. Ms. Goldstein shares her opinion that stronger rabbinical leadership will encourage this education and revitalize the community. She also discusses her belief that there was a lack of support among the Jewish community in Charlotte for African American civil rights during the 1950s and 1960s, and feels that their neglect was a result of fear of the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacy groups.
- Creation: 1992 March 2
Conditions Governing Access
11 of the 13 interviews that comprise the Charlotte Jewish Historical Society oral history interviews have been digitized and are available in the digital repository. Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use.
Margi Goldstein was a 60-year-old woman at the time of interview, which took place at the Jewish Community Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was born in Gainesville, Georgia in 1932. She was educated at the University of South Carolina and was employed as a retailer with the Leader Department Store and as an office manager with the Atlantic Courier newspaper.
Language of Materials
Part of the Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
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Charlotte NC 28223 United States