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Bonnie E. Cone oral history interview 14, 1988 March 3

 Digital Record
Identifier: UA-CO0024


  • Creation: 1988-03-03


In this ninth of a series of interviews conducted by Dr. Ed Perzel (former Chair of the Department of History and Associate Dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UNC Charlotte), Bonnie Cone recalls the passing of state legislation that transformed Charlotte College into the fourth campus of the University of North Carolina on March 2, 1965. She describes the preparation process to become a university, which involved undergoing the scrutiny of three groups including the State Board of Higher Education, the 99-man Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina, and representative faculty from the three other UNC campuses at the time. Dr. Perzel and Ms. Cone discuss the controversial Rowe vs. Winn trial in which two doctors challenged the building of a separate college campus for the African-American Carver College. Ms. Cone also reminisces about the acquisition of land for UNC Charlotte, including the role of Tom Belk, and early construction on the UNC Charlotte campus.


64 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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