Oral History

David Caldwell, Jr. - On his career, community, and the Rogers-Eubanks neighborhood

Interviewed by Blanche Brown on April 24, 2012

In the interview, Caldwell touches on the following points: his early family life on Rogers Road, which was underdeveloped and exploited; his experiences of discrimination and inequality at Phillips Middle School and Chapel Hill High; attending NCCU on a basketball scholarship; time in the air force; serving Chapel Hill as a deputy sheriff; earned second Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Mt. Olive; very involved in community service; very close and understanding family; friends in civil rights marches; companies threatening Rogers Road community; and his involvement in his church’s events, planning trips and events. Caldwell also suggests some life lessons toward the end of the interview, saying that one must get an education and stay informed to make a lasting impact, and encourages people to return to Chapel Hill after college to stimulate local economy. He has high hopes for further development into the future.

David Caldwell, Jr. - On his career, community, and the Rogers-Eubanks neighborhood

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Oral history interview of Caldwell, David conducted by Brown, Blanche on April 24, 2012 at Eubanks Community Center, Chapel Hill, NC. Processed by Himmelberg, Stephen.

Citation: Marian Cheek Jackson Center, “David Caldwell, Jr. - On his career, community, and the Rogers-Eubanks neighborhood,” From the Rock Wall, accessed September 20, 2021, https://fromtherockwall.org/oral-histories/david-caldwell-jr-2.

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