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Oral history interview with Alma Enloe, May 18, 1998

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Creator:Enloe, Alma, 1947?-
Creator:Grundy, Pamela
Creator:Southern Oral History Program
Title:Oral history interview with Alma Enloe, May 18, 1998
Date:1998 May 18

Alma Enloe misses her days at West Charlotte. She spends much of this interview reminiscing about her time in one of the last all-black classes to graduate from the school. Like many interviewees, she remembers West Charlotte as an extension of Charlotte's African American community and the essential role teachers and student activities played in keeping West Charlotte at the center. The marching band was, and is, good enough to draw crowds. Teachers were deeply invested in the lives of their students, and showed their commitment in and out of the home. At school and at home, students learned discipline and the importance of tidiness. This interview illustrates the depth of West Charlotte's importance to its black students before integration.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories (document genres) | Text | Sound
Subjects:Enloe, Alma, 1947?- | School integration--North Carolina--Charlotte | Charlotte (N.C.)--Race relations | African Americans--North Carolina--Charlotte | African Americans--North Carolina--Charlotte--Attitudes | West Charlotte High School (Charlotte, N.C.) | United States, North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, 35.2270869, -80.8431268
Collection:Oral Histories of the American South: The Civil Rights Movement
Institution:Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Contributors:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project)
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