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Price Davis oral history interview 1, 2004 May 25

 Digital Record
Identifier: BB-DA0001

Dates

  • 2004-05-25

Summary

Charlotte, North Carolina native Price Davis shares his experiences of growing up and living in Charlotte during segregation. Mr. Davis talks about attending Morgan School and Second Ward High School in the Brooklyn neighborhood in Charlotte, and describes teachers and their close relationships with the families of students. He discusses his frequent experiences with racism and racially-based violence as a boy and a young adult, including being discouraged from becoming a lawyer or an artist because of his race, and describes the Charlotte of his youth as like "Mayberry with racism." Mr. Davis recounts leaving Charlotte soon after high school for New York City and his career as a truck driver. He concludes by explaining how he came to forgive discrimination faced in his past and enjoy life.

Extent

94 Minutes

Language of Materials

English

Repository Details

Part of the Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

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Charlotte NC 28223 USA

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