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Oral history interview with Madge Hopkins, October 17, 2000

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Creator:Hopkins, Madge, 1943-
Creator:Grundy, Pamela
Creator:Southern Oral History Program
Title:Oral history interview with Madge Hopkins, October 17, 2000
Date:2000 Oct. 17
Description:

Madge Hopkins, a graduate of West Charlotte High School and the vice principal of the school at the time of the interview, describes her experiences growing up in segregated Charlotte and desegregation at West Charlotte. Hopkins remembers the humiliating environment segregation created, but she describes herself as "traditional," she was reluctant to join student protests at West Charlotte being instigated by a younger generation of African American students. Her belief, at the time of the interview, that the majority-black West Charlotte was a separate and unequal school indicates her concern that the promises of desegregation might not yet have been realized.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories (document genres) | Text | Sound
Subjects:Hopkins, Madge, 1943- | Teachers--North Carolina--History--20th century | West Charlotte High School (N.C.) | Charlotte (N.C.)--Race relations | School integration--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County | Busing for school integration--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County | African American women teachers--North Carolina | African Americans--North Carolina--Charlotte | African Americans--North Carolina--Charlotte--Attitudes | Second Ward High School (Charlotte, N.C.) | African Americans--Education--North Carolina | School integration--North Carolina--Charlotte | 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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