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Rose Leary Love

The Leary home, Brooklyn
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Rose Leary Love's childhood home on Boundary St.

Rose Leary Love grew up as part of a remarkable family on Boundary St. As an adult, she was a teacher, writer, poet, and organist. For years, she typed her memories of life in Brooklyn. In 1996, her memories were published in the book Plum Thickets and Field Daisies (Charlotte, NC: Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, 1996).

The full text of her book, is available on this website. Follow the links below and scroll to the bottom of the new page to see all the chapters in each part.

Part 1, “I Remember Brooklyn”

Part 2, “Homes and Their Surroundings”

Part 3, “Billy, Our Goat”

Part 4, “My Mother”

Part 5, “A Jewish Friend”

Part 6, “String Bands”

Part 7, “Our Wonderful Neighbor”

Part 8, “Churches and Religious Activities”


The African American Album: The Black Experience in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Vol. 2. Charlotte, NC: Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, 1998. Computer optical disc, 4 3/4 in.