Daisy Shipp oral history interview, 2004 March 24
Gastonia, North Carolina native Daisy Shipp recounts her experiences as a nurse in the Charlotte region during the 1970s when the medical field in Charlotte was beginning to integrate. She discusses the training process of becoming a nurse as well as racial bias that she experienced during training and in the medical field from colleagues, employers, and patients. Ms. Shipp describes ultimately suing her employer, the American Red Cross, over workplace discrimination. Other subjects include urban renewal in black communities in Charlotte and her views on how school integration harmed the black community by removing qualified black teachers.
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