Oral history interview with Carrie Abramson, February 21, 1999

Oral history interview with Carrie Abramson, February 21, 1999

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Creator:Abramson, Carrie, 1969?-
Creator:Grundy, Pamela
Title:Oral history interview with Carrie Abramson, February 21, 1999
Date:1999 Feb. 21
Description:

Former West Charlotte High School student Carrie Abramson reflects on her experiences at West Charlotte and the role that the school's racial diversity played in her time there and in her future life. Abramson saw segregation increasingly insinuating itself into her educational life: at West Charlotte, occasional school-wide activities brought together black and white students who normally would not have sought each other out; at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she witnessed an even greater degree of segregation. Abramson's experience with de facto segregation at West Charlotte convinced her of the value of racial diversity, even if contact between white and black students is relatively limited.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories
Subjects:Abramson, Carrie, 1969?- | School integration--North Carolina--Charlotte | Charlotte (N.C.)--Race relations | Schools--North Carolina--Charlotte | Women--North Carolina--Charlotte | West Charlotte High School (Charlotte, N.C.) | Open plan schools--North Carolina--Charlotte | Education--North Carolina--Charlotte | 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: 00:47:25

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Forms part of Oral histories of the American South collection.

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