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Interview With Bonnie E. Cone

Interviewee: 
Cone, Bonnie E. 03-03-1988
Interviewer: 
Perzel, Edward Spaulding (Ed)
Date of Interview: 
1988-03-03
Identifier: 
UACO0024
Subjects: 
UNC Charlotte history; segregation in education; history of UNC system
Abstract: 
This interview is part of a series of sixteen interviews between Ed Perzel, former chair of the history department, and Bonnie Ethel Cone, founder of UNC Charlotte. Cone recalls the passing of state legislation that transformed Charlotte College into the fourth campus of the university of North Carolina on March 2nd 1965. Cone describes the process of preparation to become a university, which involved the scrutiny of three groups including the State Board of Higher Education, the 99 man Board of Trustees of UNC, and representative faculty from the three other UNC campuses. Perzel and Cone discuss the controversial Rowe vs Winn trial in which two doctors challenged the building of a separate college campus for African American Carver College. Cone also reminisces about the acquisition of land for UNC Charlotte and early construction on the UNC Charlotte campus.
Coverage: 
1949-1965; Charlotte, NC
Interview Setting: 
J. Murrey Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte NC
Collection: 
UNC Charlotte Memories
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