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1974 - "The City That Made Integration Work"

Event Date: 
October 15, 1974
Event Type: 
Turbulent Times 1960-1979

October 15, 1974 - Charlotte becomes "The City that Made Integration Work."

  • West Charlotte High School students write letters to the Boston Globe describing Charlotte’s successful integration efforts. 
  • The southern students are invited to visit Massachusetts. Their trip attracts national media attention. 
  • Across the country, Charlotte becomes known as "The City That Made Integration Work."