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Maggie P. Coleman, 2015 November 7

Identifier: CH-CO0015

Scope and Contents

Maggie Coleman served as the secretary, vice president, and president of the Druid Hills Neighborhood Association during the 1980s. Originally from Chester, South Carolina, Mrs. Coleman moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1955 in hopes of better employment. She recounts her time residing initially in Brooklyn, a predominantly black neighborhood in Charlotte's Second Ward. She discusses the forced relocation of people and businesses in the Brooklyn neighborhood due to urban renewal and relates how she and her husband moved into the Druid Hills neighborhood of Charlotte. Mrs. Coleman reflects on the various changes she has observed in the Druid Hills community over the last fifty years, including an increase in crime, and she discusses the challenges she has faced as a leader in the community.


  • Creation: 2015 November 7


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Biographical Note

Maggie Coleman was an 82-year-old woman at the time of interview, which took place in her home in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina. She was born in Chester, South Carolina in 1933. She was educated at Finley High School and was employed as a billing clerk for the Boise Cascade Company in Charlotte.


63 Minutes

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Part of the Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

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