Chavis, Ben, 1948-
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Papers documenting the activities of the NAACP, with an emphasis on the work and correspondence of Kelly Alexander, Sr. and his sons Kelly Alexander, Jr. and Alfred Alexander. Includes papers from the National Board, the North Carolina chapter and the Charlotte chapter. Contains minutes, correspondence, reports, speeches, press releases, membership records, photographs, and memorabilia. Topics covered include school segregation, housing and employment discrimination and the Charlotte Area Fund.
Scope and Contents In this second of four interviews, Harold Pulley, UNC Charlotte alumnus, recounts his college and military careers, discussing his time at Livingstone College, Gaston Technical Institute, and UNC Charlotte, as well as in the Navy Reserve and the Air Force. He comments on feelings in the local African-American community about UNC Charlotte, particularly in relation to Johnson C. Smith University, and describes his student experience at UNC Charlotte, including coursework, social connections,...
Dates: 2012 June 26
Scope and Contents In this third of four interviews, Mr. Harold Pulley discusses his student experience at UNC Charlotte during the late 1960s and his connection to the civil rights movement in North Carolina. He describes Bonnie Cone’s manner of speaking and interacting with students, and comments on how she handled race issues on campus. He also describes the faculty as a whole, recalling both acceptance and latent racism or anti-semitism among various members of the faculty. Specific faculty he describes are...
Dates: 2012 July 18
Scope and Contents In this fourth of four interviews, Mr. Harold Pulley resumes where he left off in the previous interview discussing Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination, specifically regarding the reaction at UNC Charlotte. He traces the history of black uprisings, describes the racial climate in New England, and contrasts Charlotte and Boston, both in terms of general culture and specifically of the black communities in each city. He discusses Dr. King’s dissertation and its effect on his own perspective as...
Dates: 2012 August 29