Title: Oral History Interview with Latrelle McAllister, June 25, 1998. Interview K-0173.
Interviewer: Grundy, Pamela
Interviewee: McAllister, Latrelle
Subjects: School integration--North Carolina--Charlotte West Charlotte High School (N.C.) Charlotte (N.C.)--Race relations McAllister, Latrelle
Abstract: Latrelle McAllister, an African American woman who attended West Charlotte High School from 1973 to 1976, remembers her experiences there. Like many former West Charlotte students, she recalls a vibrant, diverse atmosphere, animated in part by a flashy marching band. She believes in the value of integration and its role in exposing students to diverse culture, but worries about the effects of busing on neighborhood cohesion. Despite the fracturing effects of busing, McAllister believes that West Charlotte remains a rallying point for her Charlotte community.