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Colvin Morgan Edwards [1], 2007 March 15

Identifier: OH-ED0548

Scope and Contents

Colvin Morgan Edwards shares his memories of the Brooklyn neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, also known as Second Ward. While Mr. Edwards did not live in Brooklyn, he discusses his time spent there attending school and visiting friends. He describes attending West Charlotte High School and its rivalry with Second Ward High School, culminating each year in the Queen City Classic football game. He also talks about his experiences as a musician, the popular Excelsior Club, his involvement in the civil rights movement in Charlotte, and attending Johnson C. Smith University. Mr. Edwards concludes by discussing the effect urban renewal had on housing and the lessons politicians should learn from urban renewal.


  • Creation: 2007 March 15

Conditions Governing Access

3 of the 57 interviews have been digitized and are available in the digital repository.

Biographical Note

Colvin Morgan Edwards was a 68-year-old man at the time of interview, which took place in his home in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was born in Charlotte in 1938. He graduated from Johnson C. Smith University and from Pennsylvania State University and was employed as a consultant and a real estate broker.


59 Minutes

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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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