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Darryl Reginald Gaston, 2015 November 2

Identifier: CH-GA0017

Scope and Contents

Darryl Reginald Gaston served as the President of the Druid Hills Neighborhood Association in Charlotte North Carolina for nearly a decade. Born in 1961, Mr. Gaston grew up on Edison Street, located in Druid Hills, which he describes as a tight-knit community. Mr. Gaston discusses his childhood, educational experiences, and family stories. As an ordained pastor and certified instructor of the art and applied science of barbering and hair design, Mr. Gaston recalls the challenges he faced within his personal life and his interest in mentoring the younger generation. Additionally, Mr. Gaston discusses how he would like to see the Druid Hills community become sustainable, safe, and inclusive.


  • Creation: 2015 November 2


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Biographical Note

Darryl Gaston was a 54-year-old man at the time of interview, which took place in his home in Druid Hills, Charlotte, North Carolina. He was born in Charlotte in 1961. He was educated at Independence High School and the Hairstyling Institute of Charlotte, and was employed as an instructor in barbering and hair design.


56 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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