African Americans -- Social conditions
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Records of a multi-service, non-profit agency, organized in 1978 to promote economic self-sufficiency among African American families and to seek racial inclusion in Mecklenburg County (N.C.) communities. Contains miscellaneous records of the Urban League for the year 1981 only, including membership reports and lists, financial reports, and an affiliate assessment report.
The interviews focus on the educational experiences of members of the African American community of Charlotte during the era of segregation. Many interviewees also discuss how things changed once segregation ended and their children’s school experiences.
Papers documenting Rev. Galen Hahn's work as a community organizer in the Sterling community in southern Mecklenburg county in 1969. Includes meeting minutestues, correspondence, journal entries, unpublished manuscripts and photographs. There is also a cassette and audio CD from Walter and Lillie Dial made for the 30th anniversary of Rev. Hahn and his wife.
UNC Charlotte graduate students conducted the interviews in this collection in 2004 and 2007 as the centerpiece of a class on “Oral History and Memory” directed by professor Karen Flint. The oral history project sought to document Brooklyn’s history, including social, cultural and economic aspects of the neighborhood.