Students' Guide

Books

Douglas, Davison M. Reading, Writing and Race: The Desegregation of the Charlotte Schools. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1995.

Gaillard, Frye. The Dream Long Deferred: The Landmark Struggle for Desegregation in Charlotte, North Carolina. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2006.

Smith, Steven. Boom for Whom? Education, Desegregation and Development in Charlotte. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2004.

Web Sites

The Legacy of School Busing: Charlotte, N.C., a Qualified Success - Listen to a 2004 NPR story describing the story of busing in Charlotte. The site also includes video of a Concerned Parents' Association rally from 1970.

Brown v. Board of Education: Images - This digital archive from the University of Michigan Library presents images of Charlotte's school desegregation process published in the Charlotte Observer, including photographs of desegregation pioneers Dorothy Counts and Gus Roberts.

The History of Public Schools In Charlotte-Mecklenburg - A timeline of major events in the school district's history, including relevant court cases.

New South Voices: NAACP Leadership Collection - These oral histories, presented by Special Collections at UNC-Charlotte, are recorded with prominent African Americans in Charlotte and cover the major events of desegregation of Charlotte's schools.

Desegregation Pioneers - From the main page of this online album, which is part of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story project from the Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, click on the notebook to explore the desegregation page. The page celebrates the bravery of the first students to desegregate Charlotte's schools in 1957.

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Citation Information

How to cite oral histories:

MLA -
Black, Jeff. "Oral History Interview with Jeff Black, March 29, 1999. Interview K-276. Southern Oral History Program Collection #4007". Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South. 2004. University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Date you accessed site. <http://docsouth.unc.edu/sohp/K-276/menu.html>.

Chicago -
Black, Jeff. March 29, 1999. "Oral History Interview with Jeff Black, March 29, 1999. Interview K-276. Southern Oral History Program Collection". Documenting the American South. University Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999. http://docsouth.unc.edu/sohp/K-276/menu.html.

How to cite this page:

MLA -
The Story of Race in Charlotte's Schools . 2006. University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Web. Date you accessed site. <http://www.lib.unc.edu/stories/desegregation/index.html>.

APA -
(2006). The Story of Race in Charlotte's Schools. Retrieved (date you accessed site), from University Library, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. Web site: http://www.lib.unc.edu/stories/desegregation/index.html.

Chicago -
University Library, University of North Carolina. "The Story of Race in Charlotte's Schools". http://www.lib.unc.edu/stories/desegregation/index.html.