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Bettye Golden Holloway, 2007 April 26

Identifier: OH-HO0552

Scope and Contents

Bettye Golden Holloway shares her memories of the Brooklyn neighborhood, also known as Second Ward, during the 1930s through 1950s in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mrs. Holloway cites the close-knit community spirit of Brooklyn as its greatest strength as she remembers growing up in the neighborhood. Topics include attending Second Ward High School; extracurricular activities; the rivalry between West Charlotte High School and Second Ward High School, which culminated annually in the Queen City Classic football game; businesses and housing in Brooklyn; and the Brevard Street Library. Mrs. Holloway also shares her thoughts on the destruction of the Brooklyn neighborhood during urban renewal, how it personally affected her, and its negative impact on the African American community in Charlotte.


  • Creation: 2007 April 26

Conditions Governing Access

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

Biographical Note

Bettye Golden Holloway was a 74-year-old woman at the time of interview, which took place in her home in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was born in Charlotte in 1933 and graduated from Second Ward High School.


60 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
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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