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Margaret Alexander, 2007 April 2

Identifier: OH-AL0564

Scope and Contents

Charlotte, North Carolina native Margaret Alexander discusses her fifteen years of memories of living in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Charlotte, also known as Second Ward, before her family was forced to move due to urban renewal. She discusses her husband Kelly Alexander Sr., who was elected president of the North Carolina State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1948, and the family's significant involvement with civil rights activism. She also talks about the bombing of her family's home and the homes of three other civil rights leaders in Charlotte in 1965. Other topics include businesses, clubs, and organizations in Brooklyn, her family's use of the Brevard Street Library, and urban renewal.


  • Creation: 2007 April 2

Conditions Governing Access

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

Biographical Note

Margaret Alexander was an 82-year-old woman at the time of interview. She was born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1924. She was educated at Second Ward High School and N.C. College for Negroes (now N.C. Central University); and was employed as a volunteer with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg branch of the NAACP and with the North Carolina State Conference of NAACP Branches for 43 years.


37 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
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Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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