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Julius L. Chambers papers

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Identifier: MS0085
Overview Files of a Charlotte attorney and his firm, Chambers, Stein, Ferguson, and Lanning, relating to their representation of Darius and Vera Swann and other plaintiffs in the landmark case, Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federal courts were constitutionally authorized to exercise broad powers to oversee and produce solutions to achieve school integration, which could include using student quotas as a...

Thereasea D. Elder Papers

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Identifier: MS0513
Overview Thereasa Delerine (T.D.) Elder is active in community nursing, church work, and the Charlotte African American community, particularly in efforts to preserve Charlotte's African American history. Materials document the importance of African Americans in politics and community, the value of a healthy and safe neighborhood, and access of education and employment.

Benjamin S. Horack papers

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Identifier: MS0042
Overview Papers of a Charlotte attorney relating to his defense of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education in the landmark case, Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federal courts were constitutionally authorized to exercise broad powers to oversee and produce solutions to achieve school integration, which could include using student quotas as a starting point, and developing new attendance zones and busing policies to achieve more racially...

Leary Love family papers

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Identifier: MS0339
Overview The Leary Love Collection includes primarily the papers of George Leary Love and his mother, Rose Leary Love. Rose Love was an elementary school teacher in the Charlotte, NC public school system for nearly forty years. She also wrote poetry, music, and short stories for children. George Leary Love had a notable career as a photographer and an interest in environmental issues. In the early 1960s, he was involved with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee as a field photographer. In...

James "Jimmie" McKee papers

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Identifier: MS0336
Overview Jimmie McKee was the founder of the Excelsior Club, the most influential social club for African Americans in Charlotte, NC, from its establishment in 1944 to its sale in 1984. Includes photographs, advertising material, programs, and booklets.

Charles A. McLean papers

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Identifier: MS0250
Overview Collection contains the papers of Charles A. McLean, primarily during his work as an officer of the North Carolina NAACP. Other papers were produced as a result of his business activities or by his family.

Taylor and Richardson families album

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS0469
Overview The Taylor and Richardson families album contains photographs and other materials that document the life of Charles Samuel Lafayette Alexander Taylor, an African American barber, soldier, and firefighter active in numerous social and political causes in Charlotte, North Carolina, and his family. The album contains photographs of Taylor; Ella Louise Pickens Taylor, his second wife, and other relatives and family connections. Other documents in the album include the will of Charles Taylor, family...