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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Urban League records

 Collection — Box: SFC3 [F09.090.03.01], Folder: 283
Identifier: MS0283

Scope and Contents

Records of a multi-service, non-profit agency, organized in 1978 to promote economic self-sufficiency among African American families and to seek racial inclusion in Mecklenburg County (N.C.) communities. Contains miscellaneous records of the Urban League for the year 1981 only, including membership reports and lists, financial reports, and an affiliate assessment report.

Dates

  • 1981

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

In 1978, a sponsoring committee was created to explore the need for an urban league in Charlotte. The thrust for the committee was supported and initiated by a wide variety of interested citizens and groups, the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, and local elected officials. A study, conducted by Dr. Jonathan Benson of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Dr. C.D. Rippy of Johnson C. Smith University, concluded that there was a strong need for an organization that would give priority attention to minority needs, particularly in the jobs and skill-training area.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Urban League was incorporated November 6, 1978, and began offering services in November 1979. The objectives set forth in 1978 are still the primary focus of the Urban League and its supporters. The organization identified three priority program areas for the 1990s: employment, education, and racial inclusion. The League also offers several other programs, including evening computer classes, HUD-approved mortgage counseling programs, and basic skills training.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

Records of a multi-service, non-profit agency, organized in 1978 to promote economic self-sufficiency among African American families and to seek racial inclusion in Mecklenburg County (N.C.) communities. Contains miscellaneous records of the Urban League for the year 1981 only, including membership reports and lists, financial reports, and an affiliate assessment report.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by James Kusik, 2001.
Title
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Urban League records
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid written by James Kusik
Date
2001
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Contact:
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
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Charlotte 28223 United Stated