Maggie Coleman oral history interview, 2015 November 7
- Creation: 2015-11-07
Maggie Coleman served as the secretary, vice president, and president of the Druid Hills Neighborhood Association during the 1980s. Originally from Chester, South Carolina, Mrs. Coleman moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1955 in hopes of better employment. She recounts her time residing initially in Brooklyn, a predominantly black neighborhood in Charlotte's Second Ward. She discusses the forced relocation of people and businesses in the Brooklyn neighborhood due to urban renewal and relates how she and her husband moved into the Druid Hills neighborhood of Charlotte. Mrs. Coleman reflects on the various changes she has observed in the Druid Hills community over the last fifty years, including an increase in crime, and she discusses the challenges she has faced as a leader in the community.
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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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