Charles Jones , 2007 April 25
Scope and Contents
Charles Jones shares his memories of the Brooklyn neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, also known as Second Ward. He describes the sense of community pride in Brooklyn's residents and their close-knit relationships, differences between Charlotte's African American neighborhoods, and popular businesses including the Lincoln Theater. He also talks about the influential church United House of Prayer for All People, including the music, Bishop Daddy Grace, the House of Prayer parade, the musicians, and the church's strong sense of community. He also talks about the urban renewal project and how that affected Brooklyn's former residents.
- Creation: 2007 April 25
Conditions Governing Access
3 of the 57 interviews have been digitized and are available in the digital repository.
Charles Jones was a 69-year-old man at the time of interview, which took place in his office in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was born in Charlotte in 1937. He graduated from Johnson C. Smith University and Howard University of Law and was employed as a lawyer.
Language of Materials
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