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Vernon Herron, 2007 March 13

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Identifier: OH-HE0551

Scope and Contents

Dr. Vernon Herron shares his memories of growing up near the Brooklyn neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, also known as Second Ward. Mr. Herron describes his education attending Myers Street Elementary and Second Ward High School, where he was the student body president, and learning about Shaw University in church, where he later earned a degree. He discusses churches in Charlotte, including Ebenezer Baptist Church, of which he was a member, and the United House of Prayer for All People and its charismatic leader, Bishop Daddy Grace. Other topics include the NAACP in Charlotte, the Alexander family and other community leaders, and Brooklyn's rat and vermin problem.

Dates

  • 2007 March 13

Conditions Governing Access

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

Biographical Note

Vernon M. Herron was a 79-year-old man at the time of interview, which took place at his home in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was born in Charlotte in 1928. He graduated from Shaw University and Johnson C. Smith University and was employed as a pastor and a genealogist.

Extent

73 Minutes

Language of Materials

English

Repository Details

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

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