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Era Before Brown v. Board of Education Oral History Interviews

 Digital Record
Identifier: OH-BB


  • Creation: 2004 - 2005


16 of the 23 portion of the interviews that comprise the Era Before Brown v. Board of Education oral history project have been digitized and are available in the digital repository.

The interviews in this collection were conducted by UNC Charlotte Special Collections staff to complement a Levine Museum of the New South award winning exhibit titled “Courage: The Carolina Story That Changed America,” which was mounted in 2004 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the landmark United States Supreme Court ruling in the Brown v. Board of Education case. The interviews focus on the educational experiences of members of the African American community of Charlotte during the era of segregation. Many interviewees also discuss how things changed once segregation ended and their children’s school experiences.


16 Interviews

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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
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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