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Interview with Evelyn Carr, 2002 September 04

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Identifier: OHI-0091

Scope and Contents

Evelyn Carr is a lifetime Davidson resident and a pillar of the community. Born in 1931, Ms. Carr and her family originally lived in Brady’s Alley—an area that was formerly located behind Main Street. In 1946 Ms. Carr married Orlandis Carr, and after a brief stint living in Charlotte, the couple moved back to Davidson and built a house on Griffith Street where they raised ten children. Ms. Carr has always been an active member of the Davidson community and has been an advocate for affordable housing, education, and community engagement. Specifically, she was integral in the creation of the Lakeside Park housing development and the construction of the Lakeside Apartments. She also helped organize the Neighborhood Youth Corporation, a summer recreation program for African American youth. In 2006 Ms. Carr was awarded the G. Jackson Burney Community Service Award for her contributions to the Davidson Community.


  • Creation: 2002 September 04


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2 Audiocassettes (Compact) (2 original compact audiocassette copies: Audio 164.1 (part 1), Audio 164.2 (part 2).)

1 Transcripts (Print)

4 Digital (Sound recordings) (WAV)