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Harold Miller oral history interview, 2015 October 22

 Digital Record
Identifier: CH-MI0013


  • Creation: 2015-10-22


Harold Miller discusses living in the Optimist Park neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina for twenty-seven years. He grew up with twelve siblings in Charlotte and compares his upbringing with the experiences of contemporary children. He describes obstacles to success that he sees young people in his community facing, including a lack of organized activities and a culture of disrespect and disregard for others. Mr. Miller discusses changes in Optimist Park during his time there, including new residents. He details ways that he believes the community could improve, such as providing activities for neighborhood youth and attracting new businesses. He shares his opinion that the light rail will have a positive impact on the community by providing easy access to the University area and other parts of Charlotte.


32 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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Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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