Dorothy Coplon oral history interview, 1994 March 3
Dorothy Coplon discusses the Jewish community while growing up in New Bern, North Carolina and her life after moving to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1959. She describes going to Tuesday services at her temple in New Bern and she expresses her appreciation of Clarence and Thelma Thacker, who provided important services to members at Temple Beth El in Charlotte. She expands on her involvement in the Charlotte Jewish community and her extensive volunteer work outside of the Jewish community. She shares information about her family, especially her husband Carl and his role as president of Temple Beth El. Mrs. Coplon also describes her experience running as a Democrat for a seat in the North Carolina state legislature in 1992, including anti-Semitism that she encountered, as well as her attempts to encourage Jewish participation in Charlotte's community and political affairs.