West Charlotte High School During Integration oral history interviews
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Interviews in this collection chronicle the experiences of teachers and students at West Charlotte High School, "the school that made desegregation work," primarily during the busing era of the 1970s and 1980s. The formerly segregated all-black West Charlotte was one of the first schools in Charlotte to integrate when the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system began busing in white students in 1969, in advance of the Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education Supreme Court decision in 1971. Proponents of proactive measures for school integration, as mandated by Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg, viewed West Charlotte as a model for successful school integration.
3 of the 6 interviews are available online in the digital repository.
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