Ann Carver oral history interview 1, 2018 February 22
Dr. Ann Carver recounts her formative years, her college experiences, and her career at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She discusses how the tragic death of her husband served as a turning point in her life, and how her subsequent doctoral education at Emory University propelled her into a self-taught interdisciplinary study of African-American literature and history. Dr. Carver discusses her first professorial job teaching English at Morehouse College in 1968, and her move to UNC Charlotte in 1969. She describes in detail the ensuing process of establishing the Africana Studies Department at UNC Charlotte in collaboration with Dr. Bertha Maxwell. Other topics include the Charlotte Three and the Wilmington Ten.