New South Voices provides access to more than 700 transcripts of interviews, narratives, and conversations documenting life in the Charlotte, North Carolina region in the twentieth century, including the experiences and language of recent immigrants to the area. The interviews were conducted by UNC Charlotte faculty, students and staff as well as several community organizations. These interviews are part of the Oral History Collections in the Department of Special Collections at J. Murrey Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte.
Brooklyn was a thriving African-American neighborhood in Charlotte's Second Ward which was physically demolished by urban renewal from 1960-1977. This project was conducted in the spring of 2004 and 2007 by graduate students in the Oral History and Memory classes at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte under the supervision of Dr. Karen Flint.