These interviews were conducted by Special Collections staff to complement a Levine
Museum of the New South award winning exhibit titled "Courage: The Carolina Story That
Changed America," which was mounted in 2004 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the
landmark United States Supreme Court ruling in the Brown v. Board of Education case.
The interviews focus on the educational experiences of members of the African American
community of Charlotte during the era of segregation. Many interviewees also discuss how
things changed once segregation ended and their children's school experiences.