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Elizabeth Weinstein [1], 2004 April 8

Identifier: BB-WE0010

Scope and Contents

In this first interview, Elizabeth Weinstein recounts her childhood growing up in Derita (now a neighborhood in Charlotte) North Carolina and attending Rockwell Rosenwald School during the 1940s. Topics discussed include her family's background; her mother's experience as the first African American orthodontist technician in Charlotte; and school events and activities such as the annual May Day celebration, school plays and rhythm band. She shares personal anecdotes about her supportive teachers, illustrates the close communication between teachers and parents during her time in school, and explains how they inspired her to become an educator.


  • Creation: 2004 April 8

Conditions Governing Access

16 of the 23 interviews that comprise the Era Before Brown v. Board of Education oral history project have been digitized and are available in the digital repository. Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use.

Biographical Note

Elizabeth Weinstein was a 68-year-old woman at the time of interview, which took place at her home in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was born in Charlotte in 1935. She graduated from Barber-Scotia College and was employed as a teacher and principal.


32 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
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Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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