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Daisy Shipp, 2004 March 24

Identifier: OH-SH0482

Scope and Contents

Gastonia, North Carolina native Daisy Shipp recounts her experiences as a nurse in the Charlotte region during the 1970s when the medical field in Charlotte was beginning to integrate. She discusses the training process of becoming a nurse as well as racial bias that she experienced during training and in the medical field from colleagues, employers, and patients. Ms. Shipp describes ultimately suing her employer, the American Red Cross, over workplace discrimination. Other subjects include urban renewal in black communities in Charlotte and her views on how school integration harmed the black community by removing qualified black teachers.


  • Creation: 2004 March 24

Biographical / Historical

Daisy Shipp was a 60-year-old woman at the time of interview, which took place at J. Murrey Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was born in Gastonia, North Carolina in 1944. She was educated at Central Piedmont Community College and was employed as a nurse with the Red Cross and Charlotte Memorial Hospital and as a nail technician.


97 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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