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Daisy Stroud, 2001 June 20

Identifier: OH-ST0158

Scope and Contents

Daisy Spears Stroud, a native of Charlotte, recounts her experiences growing up in the First Ward neighborhood and her career in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system before and during desegregation in the 1950s-1970s. She describes her experiences as an African American faculty member who transferred to an integrated school and began working with white parents and colleagues. Ms. Stroud also shares her views on the successes and failures of the Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education Supreme Court decision and its impact on the African American community, and her perceptions on civil rights leadership and activism in Charlotte.


  • Creation: 2001 June 20

Conditions Governing Access

All 15 interviews in the collection are available in the digital repository. Original audiovisual material is closed to patron use.

Biographical Note

Daisy Stroud was a 80-year-old woman at the time of interview, which took place at her home in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was born in Charlotte in 1921. She was educated at Fayetteville State Teachers College [now Fayetteville State University] and was employed as a teacher with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.


94 Minutes

Language of Materials


Repository Details

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

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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