Mary Poe; Delores Giles, 2007 April 5
Scope and Contents
Mary Poe and Delores Giles share their memories of growing up and living in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, also known as Second Ward. They talk about attending Second Ward High School, school sports and activities, and the supportive atmosphere provided by the teachers at the school. They also discuss what it was like to be a young woman in Brooklyn during the 1960s, including how opportunities in school differed for young men and women and how couples would travel to South Carolina to get married. Ms. Giles lived in the Blue Heaven section of Second Ward and describes how it differed from the rest of Second Ward. Ms. Poe also discusses the urban renewal project in Charlotte which dismantled Brooklyn during the 1970s, and how the city made promises to former residents that were left unfulfilled.
- Creation: 2007 April 5
Conditions Governing Access
3 of the 57 interviews have been digitized and are available in the digital repository.
Mary Poe was a 61-year old woman at the time of interview, which took place at the University City Public Library in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was born in Cabarrus County, North Carolina in 1945. She graduated from Second Ward High School and was employed as a sales hostess for a home builder and with Memorial Hospital in Charlotte. Delores Giles was a 60-year-old woman at the time of interview, which took place at the University City Public Library in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina in 1946. She was educated at Second Ward High School and was employed as a nurse technician at Presbyterian Hospital.
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