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Dorothy Dae oral history interview, 2004 October 11

 Digital Record
Identifier: OH-UA-DA0009


  • Creation: 2004-10-11


Dorothy Dae recounts her experiences as one of a small group of African American students that attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte during the late 1960s to the early 1970s. She discusses the struggle the students had with the Student Government Association over the chartering of the Black Student Union. Mrs. Dae explains that the students developed an organized strategy to raise their visibility and representation on campus by working within the existing system. Other topics discussed includes her experience as one of the first two black cheerleaders at UNC Charlotte, race relations between white and black students, and what it was like to live on such a new and growing campus.

Biographical Note

Dorothy Dae was a 53-year-old woman at the time of interview, which took place at J. T. Williams Middle School in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was born in Burke County, North Carolina in 1951. She was educated at UNC Charlotte and was employed as the principal at J. T. Williams Middle School.


30 Minutes

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Repository Details

Part of the Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
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Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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