Local Memories

Personal accounts from Charlotte's past
Photographs by Peter Taylor
Sally Robinson has vivid memories of befriending several German prisoners of war in Myers Park during World War II. Read her story—and other memories from Charlotte's past—below.













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Lois Yandle: Working in Charlotte's mills













Jack Claiborne: Desegregating Charlotte's restaurants







Carroll Thomas: Growing up in Revolution Park









Sally Robinson: Visiting German POWs in a Myers Park camp







Jose Hernandez-Paris: Overcoming early language barriers in Charlotte schools 












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