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Neil McGill

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Biographical/Historical note: Neil McGill was born on November 24, 1913, in Raeford, North Carolina. Soon after his birth the family moved to Charlotte, and there he graduated from Central High School. During World War II McGill served in Naval Intelligence. He was discharged from the Intelligence Division as a Senior Grade Lieutenant in 1946 and began managing the Carolina Theatres in Greensboro and Charlotte. He was present when the theatres moved from segregated services to integrated services. McGill eventually retired from the Plitt Theatres Group, owners of the two theatres where he worked. He was a member of the Downtown Rotary Club and Charlotte’s First Presbyterian Church. McGill died on September 17, 1988, at the age of 74.

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Item thumbnail image Oral history interview with Neil McGill by Eugene Pfaff
Date: 1980
By: Neil McGill
From: GreensboroVOICES Collection

In this transcript of an oral history interview conducted circa 1980 by Eugene Pfaff with Neil McGill, McGill discusses demonstrations held at the Carolina Theatre, their effects on business, and t...