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Walter "Buck" Kennedy oral history interview, 2004 March 26

 Digital Record
Identifier: OH-KE0386


  • Creation: 2004-03-26


Walter "Buck" Kennedy shares his memories of the Brooklyn neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, also known as Second Ward. Mr. Kennedy describes growing up in the Cherry neighborhood and attending Second Ward High School. He discusses in detail his relationship with Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, including joining the children's choir, his role as a junior deacon, the Baptist Training Union, and moving to the west side of Charlotte when the church moved there after urban renewal tore down the Brooklyn community. He also discusses businesses in Brooklyn, his involvement in the music ministry in his church, and the first radio broadcast from Friendship Baptist Church through popular Charlotte station WGIV.


27 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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