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Marvin Price oral history interview 1, 2019 January 23

 Digital Record
Identifier: GR-PR0003


  • Creation: 2019-01-23


Marvin Price, longtime resident of Grier Heights, a historically African American neighborhood in Charlotte North Carolina, discusses his personal and family history. Raised in Grier Heights from the age of three, Mr. Price describes his education in the local Billingsville Rosenwald School through the ninth grade, and at Second Ward High School in Charlotte's uptown Brooklyn neighborhood. He recalls the discipline teachers imposed on students, childhood pastimes, his entry into the barbering profession following the lead of his father and grandfather, and the local business district in Grier Heights that was known as The Rock where his barber shop was located. Mr. Price also reflects on his experiences with the indignities of racial discrimination and discusses the challenges that face the neighborhood and the broader Charlotte community today.


55 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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