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Cleo A. Yongue oral history interview, 2004 March 29

 Digital Record
Identifier: OH-YO0405


  • Creation: 2004-03-29


Cleo A. Yongue recounts her thirty-six year career as a nurse for the Mecklenburg County Health Department and her experiences in the Brooklyn community in Charlotte, North Carolina, also known as Second Ward. She describes her work as an African American nurse in the Mecklenburg County Health Department during segregation, which included performing house calls, school visits, and working in maternity and well baby clinics in Brooklyn. Other topics include transportation around Charlotte, integration in the workplace, and how urban renewal affected Brooklyn and Charlotte's African American community.


53 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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Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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