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These interviews are part of the Oral History Collections in the Department of Special Collections at J. Murrey Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte and the Brooklyn Oral History Project, which grew out of Dr. Karen Flint’s “Oral History and Memory ” class at UNC Charlotte.
The Voices of the Legacy
While we could not feature these oral histories in the small exhibit displayed in the library, they help provide a more complete representation of the history of public health in the region.
Thereasea Delerine Elder oral history interview 1, 1993 June 25
In this interview, Ms. Elder talks about Good Samaritan Hospital and joining the Public Health Department. There's a nice discussion of the changing approaches to public health over her career, as well as the perception of hospitals and the medical profession by the African American community in the first half of the century.