Charles Booth

Mr. Charles Booth was born in Chapel Hill and lived here all his life (79 years). His parents lived in Orange County but passed away when he was very young. Mr. Booth's aunt Fannie took him in when he was a little boy and he has lived in the same house ever since. He married Ruth and now they live in the house he grew up in. Mr. Booth was in the armed services for three years and served during war time.

Ruth, Charles, and Anita Booth

Ruth, Charles, and Anita Booth

This interview is part of a group of interviews conducted by Susan Simone exploring the lives and struggle of various members of the Northside community: a historically black and primarily residential neighborhood located immediately northwest of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and downtown Chapel Hill, NC. The community has long been involved in a struggle to prevent developers from buying up property to build new and expensive housing developments that would break up the black community and drive low-income residents out of Chapel Hill, as Northside contains the majority of the remaining low-income housing in the city.
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