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Box 3 [F09.136.02.01]


Contains 25 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence, 1964 - 1966

 File — Box: 3 [F09.136.02.01], Folder: 14
Scope and Contents Includes letters (September 1964) documenting the efforts of Darius and Vera Swann to enroll James in Seversville School; letter (September 1, 1964) "to whom it may concern" from Scott Thrower, principal of Seversville School, explaining his denial of the Swann's request; Swann's letter (September 2, 1964) to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education outlining reasons for seeking James's transferal; and letter (November 23, 1964) from Chambers to Kelly M. Alexander, Sr. discussing "factors...
Dates: 1964 - 1966

Correspondence, 1968

 File — Box: 3 [F09.136.02.01], Folder: 15
Scope and Contents Includes memorandum (June 27, 1968) to Chambers from Bob Valder, LDF regional director, giving "report of preliminary information" on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, discussing city ordinances pertaining to segregated facilities from 1887 to 1957; conversations with school board members, in particular, Coleman W. Kerry Jr., concerning pupil assignment policy; the discrepancy between use of federal monies in black and in white schools; discriminatory hiring practices in...
Dates: 1968

Correspondence, 1969 January-June

 File — Box: 3 [F09.136.02.01], Folder: 16
Scope and Contents Includes letter (January 1, 1969) from an Oaklawn student opposed to busing; letter (March 21, 1969) from Coleman W. Kerry Jr. to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education as "the only Black member," calling for an executive session to "develop our own plan of education that will benefit all of our citizens"; and a letter (June 13, 1969) from the office of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) giving statistics on school desegregation for eleven southern states and nine...
Dates: 1969 January-June

Correspondence, 1970 January-February

 File — Box: 3 [F09.136.02.01], Folder: 18
Scope and Contents Includes letter (January 27, 1970) to Chambers from Harry Golden in which he volunteers to testify in the District Court hearings of February 2, 1970; and information (January 27, December 13, 1970) on the Emergency School Assistance Program (ESEA), under which federal monies were provided for aiding schools in economically disadvantaged areas [considered by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education and the Court in determining school assignments].
Dates: 1970 January-February

Correspondence, 1970 April

 File — Box: 3 [F09.136.02.01], Folder: 20
Scope and Contents Includes letter (April 7, 1970) from Judge James B. McMillan Jr. to Mordecai Johnson discussing his decision of February 5, 1970.
Dates: 1970 April

Correspondence, 1970 September

 File — Box: 3 [F09.136.02.01], Folder: 23
Scope and Contents Includes note (September 17, 1970) to Chambers from Jean Cook of the League of Women Voters discussing busing and giving a synopsis of legal cases precedent to and including Swann.
Dates: 1970 September