Title: Oral History Interview with Carrie Abramson, February 21, 1999. Interview K-0275.
Interviewer: Grundy, Pamela
Interviewee: Abramson, Carrie
Subjects: School integration--North Carolina--Charlotte West Charlotte High School (N.C.) Charlotte (N.C.)--Race relations Schools--North Carolina--Charlotte
Abstract: Former West Charlotte High School student Carrie Abramson reflects on her experiences at West Charlotte and the role that the school's racial diversity played in her time there and in her future life. Abramson saw segregation increasingly insinuating itself into her educational life: at West Charlotte, occasional school-wide activities brought together black and white students who normally would not have sought each other out; at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she witnessed an even greater degree of segregation. Abramson's experience with de facto segregation at West Charlotte convinced her of the value of racial diversity, even if contact between white and black students is relatively limited.