Oral history interview with Latrelle McAllister, June 25, 1998

Oral history interview with Latrelle McAllister, June 25, 1998

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Creator:McAllister, Latrelle, 1958?-
Creator:Grundy, Pamela
Title:Oral history interview with Latrelle McAllister, June 25, 1998
Date:1998 June 25
Description:

Latrelle McAllister, an African American woman who attended West Charlotte High School from 1973 to 1976, remembers her experiences there. Like many former West Charlotte students, she recalls a vibrant, diverse atmosphere, animated in part by a flashy marching band. She believes in the value of integration and its role in exposing students to diverse culture, but worries about the effects of busing on neighborhood cohesion. Despite the fracturing effects of busing, McAllister believes that West Charlotte remains a rallying point for her Charlotte community.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories
Subjects:McAllister, Latrelle, 1958?- | 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.) | School children--Transportation--North Carolina | Charlotte (N.C.) | Mecklenburg County (N.C.)
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Institution:Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Contributors:Southern Oral History Program | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project) | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library | Oral histories of the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project))
Online Publisher:[Chapel Hill, N.C.] : University Library, UNC-Chapel Hill. | 2006
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Duration: 00:56:36.

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Forms part of Oral histories of the American South collection.

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