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Nadine Ford, 2015 November 15

Identifier: CH-FO0016

Scope and Contents

Nadine Ford, who has had a career in waste management, is a native Charlottean who was raised in the Druid Hills neighborhood during the civil rights era. She describes her schooling experience during desegregation busing, and the transformation of Charlotte from a small city to a sprawling metropolis after IBM expanded its operations to Charlotte in the mid 1970s. Ms. Ford states that most people do not appreciate the history of Druid Hills and the influential figures that lived in the neighborhood, including school principals and city council members. Ms. Ford expresses her belief that gentrification has diminished the culture of the neighborhood.


  • Creation: 2015 November 15


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Biographical Note

Nadine Ford was a 52-year-old woman at the time of interview, which took place in her home in Druid Hills, Charlotte, North Carolina. She was born in Charlotte in 1963. She was educated at Charlotte Catholic High School and UNC Charlotte; and was employed as a health inspector with the Solid Waste Division of Mecklenburg County’s Land Use and Environmental Services Agency.


45 Minutes

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Repository Details

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

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Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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