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Arneichia Green, 2016 April 20

Identifier: CH-GR0004

Scope and Contents

Arneichia Green discusses the Optimist Park neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she has lived since 1997. She stresses her appreciation for the opportunity to move into a Habitat home through the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project, which provided her with a place to raise her children. She describes her involvement in her neighborhood church, Antioch Baptist Church. She downplays the impact of drug trafficking in the community, emphasizing rather the neighborliness of residents. She stresses her concern with changes in the community as new residents have moved into bigger homes and apartments. She reflects that these residents are less social than neighbors who have lived in the neighborhood longer, who she describes as being like family.


  • Creation: 2016 April 20


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Biographical Note

Arneichia Green was a 50-year-old woman at the time of interview, which took place at her home in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was born in Charlotte in 1965. She attended East Mecklenburg High School and was employed as a bus driver for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.


25 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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