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Cindy Leggett, 2006 April 1

Identifier: GF-LE0342

Scope and Contents

Cindy Leggett recalls her early life growing up and attending school in Kannapolis, North Carolina during the mid-twentieth century. She describes her parents' expectations towards education and how her father served as her role model and influenced her decision to become a pharmacist. She also describes her experiences with segregation in the late-1950s through the 1960s, including sitting separately from the family's black maid while riding the city bus and attending high school during the first year of integration. Other topics discussed include the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, her experiences in college, meeting her husband and starting a family.


  • Creation: 2006 April 1

Conditions Governing Access

34 of the 392 interviews are available in the digital repository. Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use.

Biographical Note

Cindy Leggett was a 57-year-old woman at the time of interview, which took place in her home in Mooresville, North Carolina. She was born in San Diego, California in 1949. She was educated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was employed as a pharmacist.


48 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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