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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee records

 Collection
Identifier: MS0101
Overview Records of a committee established in 1961 by the mayor of Charlotte to help ease racial tensions and to assist in the gradual desegregation of public facilities. Includes correspondence, minutes, and clippings relating to the committee and its predecessor, the Friendly Relations Committee. Also contains material from state and national groups, including the North Carolina Mayor's Cooperating Committee, North Carolina Good Neighbor Council, National Citizens Committee for Community Relations,...

Joseph W. Grier papers

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Identifier: MS0017
Overview Papers relating to the attempt to integrate city owned Bonnie Brae Golf Course (1951) and to Richardson Preyer's unsuccessful North Carolina guberna┬Čtorial campaign (1964).

Frank O. Sherrill papers

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Identifier: MS0405
Overview The collection primarily consists of newspaper clippings and letters collected by Frank O. Sherrill. Sherrill was the co-founder of the S&W Cafeteria chain, which, like many other restaurants in the South during the time, denied service to black patrons through the early 1960s. By 1963, civil rights supporters pushed for desegregation of public accommodations throughout the South. S&W faced pressure from the public and from civil rights organizations to desegregate their restaurants,...

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Brookshire, Stanford R. 1
Charlotte (N.C.). Mayor's Community Relations Committee. Mayor's Community Relations Committee 1
Charlotte (N.C.). Mayor's Friendly Relations Committee. Mayor's Friendly Relations Committee 1
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee (N.C.) 1
Grier, Joseph W. (Joseph Williamson) 1