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Daisy Stroud [2], 2005 February 3

Identifier: BB-ST0016

Scope and Contents

Daisy Spears Stroud describes her life and experiences as an educator in the Charlotte Mecklenburg school system. Mrs. Stroud's teaching career spanned the transition from racially segregated to integrated education, and she describes working in a range of environments, from a one-room rural school to a newly-constructed school with many resources, Oaklawn Elementary. Mrs. Stroud recounts anecdotes that illustrate the school integration process, and notes that early on, black educators and students were individually selected to integrate white schools. Mrs. Stroud also talks about her husband, Gerson Stroud, a celebrated principal and administrator in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools.


  • Creation: 2005 February 3

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

Daisy S. Stroud was an 83-year-old woman at the time of interview, which took place in her home in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was born in Charlotte in 1921. She was educated at West Charlotte High School and Fayetteville State University, and was employed as a teacher.


84 Minutes

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Repository Details

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

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