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Frances H. Leach oral history interview, 2004 April 2

 Digital Record
Identifier: OH-LE0381


  • Creation: 2004-04-02


Frances H. Leach shares her memories of Charlotte, North Carolina's African American communities. She talks about the Cherry neighborhood where she grew up during the 1930s and 1940s and the thriving African American Brooklyn community, also known as Second Ward. She compares differences between Cherry and Brooklyn and recounts businesses, schools, and residents. She discusses in detail the House of Prayer for All People, including her membership in the church, the church's role in reducing the crime rate in Brooklyn with the Grace Soldiers, and the church's relocation to Beatties Ford Road during urban renewal.


45 Minutes

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Repository Details

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

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