Title: Oral History Interview with Robert Yost, November 22, 2000. Interview K-0487.
Interviewer: Grundy, Pamela
Interviewee: Yost, Robert
Subjects: Teachers--North Carolina--History--20th century West Charlotte High School (N.C.) Charlotte (N.C.)--Race relations School integration--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County Yost, Robert, 1952- Student activities--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County High school students--North Carolina--Social conditions
Abstract: Robert Yost discusses coaching chess and teaching English at West Charlotte High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. Yost's attention remains on the successes of the school's chess team for much of the interview, but he does share his thoughts on the changing racial character of West Charlotte and the school's image and performance problems. Yost does not pay much attention to race, he says, but has modified his teaching methods to make certain works of literature more appealing to African American students.