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Dorothy Counts-Scoggins [2], 2006 December 10

Identifier: OH-SC0471

Scope and Contents

Dorothy Counts-Scoggins recounts her experience growing up in the Biddleville community in the 1950s, including being the first African American student to integrate Harding High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. She discusses her four days at Harding in detail and explains how her time there influenced her own choices and goals in her personal and professional life. Other subjects discussed include Charlotte busing, the future of Charlotte's public schools, and the importance of preserving black community history.


  • Creation: 2006 December 10

Biographical / Historical

Dorothy Counts-Scoggins was a 64-year-old woman at the time of the interview. She was born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1942. She was educated at Johnson C. Smith University, and was employed as Vice President of Quality Initiatives at Child Care Resources, Inc.


85 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
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Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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