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Al Rousso oral history interview, 1989 February 26

 Digital Record
Identifier: JC-RO0008


  • Creation: 1989-02-26


Prominent jeweler Al Rousso talks about his experiences as a member of Charlotte, North Carolina's Jewish community. He praises the religious education the temples offer to local children and the various activities for Jewish congregants. He recalls his own roles in various Jewish organizations and remembers others who were leaders in the community. Mr. Rousso shares his opinion that unlike other Southern locales, Charlotte has been a progressive city where all citizens have the opportunity for success regardless of their religious affiliation or race, and he sees his own accomplishments in business and local politics as proof of the city's openness toward diversity. He also discusses changes he's seen in Charlotte over the years that he believes indicate an ever-increasing inclusiveness up to the time of interview. Mr. Rousso discusses the importance of Judaism in his life and the sense of Jewish pride and identity with which he has inculcated in his and others' children.


17 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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