Margaret Alexander oral history interview 3, 2007 April 2
- Creation: 2007-04-02
Charlotte, North Carolina native Margaret Alexander discusses her fifteen years of memories of living in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Charlotte, also known as Second Ward, before her family was forced to move due to urban renewal. She discusses her husband Kelly Alexander Sr., who was elected president of the North Carolina State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1948, and the family's significant involvement with civil rights activism. She also talks about the bombing of her family's home and the homes of three other civil rights leaders in Charlotte in 1965. Other topics include businesses, clubs, and organizations in Brooklyn, her family's use of the Brevard Street Library, and urban renewal.
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Part of the Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
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Charlotte NC 28223 United States