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|Creator:||McAllister, Latrelle, 1958?-|
|Creator:||Southern Oral History Program|
|Title:||Oral history interview with Latrelle McAllister, June 25, 1998|
|Date:||1998 June 25|
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 (document genres) | Text | Sound|
|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 | 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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Forms part of Oral histories of the American South collection.
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