Thereasea Elder oral history interview 3, 2004 March 7
- Creation: 2004-03-07
Thereasea Elder shares her memories of the Brooklyn neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, also known as Second Ward, as well as the Greenville neighborhood where she grew up. She talks about the United House of Prayer for All People and its role in the African American community in Charlotte and attending Second Ward High School. She discusses in detail race relations in Charlotte, including the integration of health care facilities and services, how white families viewed the House of Prayer parade, the Ku Klux Klan, and police-community relations. Ms. Elder recounts details of her career as a nurse, particularly integration of health care facilities in Charlotte. She also spoke of the African-American experience post-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
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States