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Shateah Marshall oral history interview, 2015 April 10

 Digital Record
Identifier: CH-MA0029


  • Creation: 2015-04-10


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.


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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