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Shateah Marshall, 2015 April 10

Identifier: CH-MA0029

Scope and Contents

Shateah Marshall, a twenty-four year old resident of Washington Heights in Charlotte, North Carolina, discusses her perspective on the neighborhood as a younger resident. She relates that her family has lived in the neighborhood for four generations and notes that her grandfather Clarence jointly owned the Excelsior Club. Ms. Marshall explains that she attended the local schools, Northwest School of the Arts and West Charlotte High School. She describes attending the neighborhood summer camp and Youth Service Academy, which were organized by community leader Mattie Marshall. Shateah Marshall also fondly remembers neighborhood events, including the annual Summer Fest at L. C. Coleman Park and neighborhood cleanups. In addition she reflects on changes in the neighborhood, noting that it is significantly cleaner than it had been in the past despite many misconceptions among outsiders.


  • Creation: 2015 April 10


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Biographical Note

Shateah Marshall was a 24-year-old woman at the time of interview, which took place at Washington Heights, Charlotte, North Carolina. She was born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1990. She was educated at Northwest School of the Arts, West Charlotte High School, and Central Piedmont Community College and was employed at a local restaurant.


12 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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