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Telling Our Stories: Black Alumni at UNC Charlotte

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We are embarking on an exciting new project to document and archive the oral histories of UNC Charlotte’s Black Alumni by collecting first-hand accounts of the lives of Black students over the decades. The histories will be gathered and preserved in the University Archives, which serves as the collective memory of our campus history, and they will be shared in Goldmine

This is an alumni-driven project, inspired by interviews we have already gathered, notably that of  James Cuthbertson, Jr., who was a member of the Black Student Union in the late 1960s and early 1970s. With the current project, our goal is to conduct interviews soon in order to have several new ones available in February, 2021, as part of the university’s Black History Month celebration. 

Should your story be in this collection, or do you know someone who may want to take part? Sign up to schedule a virtual meeting with an interviewer. Interviews will take between an hour and 90 minutes. 

--Adreonna Bennett