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Overview The collection consists of papers generated primarily by Kelly M. Alexander, junior, as a result of his work with the NAACP at the local, state and national levels. Other papers in this collection were generated by Mrs. Margaret Alexander (widow of Kelly M. Alexander, senior), and Alfred Alexander (Kelly junior's brother) in his capacity as president of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Chapter of the NAACP. The collection contains a wide variety of documentation concerning nearly all aspects of the...
Dates: 1953 - 2008
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,...
Dates: 1960 - 1990; 1961 - 1969
Overview The interviews focus on the educational experiences of members of the African American community of Charlotte during the era of segregation. Many interviewees also discuss how things changed once segregation ended and their children’s school experiences.
Dates: 2004 - 2005
Overview Items relating to UNC Charlotte course project by Eunice F. Hargett for History of African-American Women, taught by Professor Wanda Hendricks during spring semester, 1992. Includes Hargett's paper, "From Fertile Ground: Growing Up Black, Poor and Female in the Rural South," and three supporting interviews (cassettes only) of relatives of Hargett from eastern North Carolina.
Collection — Box: SFC4 [F09.090.03.02], Folder: 413
Overview The N.C. School Desegregation collection, 1955-1956 (mss 413), is a small assortment (one folder) of mostly published material, generated by the faction that was opposed to the racial desegregation of public schools. The organizer of this material is not known.
Dates: 1955 - 1956
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,...
- Subject: Race discrimination -- North Carolina X
- Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte 5
- Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte 1
- Alexander, Alfred L. (Alfred Louis) 1
- Alexander, Kelly M., Jr. 1
- Alexander, Margaret (Margaret Gilreece) 1
- 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 Board of Education 1
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee (N.C.) 1
- Hargett, Eunice F. 1
- Hendricks, Wanda A. 1
- J. Murrey Atkins Library (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) 1
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 1
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. North Carolina State Conference of Branches 1
- North Carolina Civil Liberties Union 1
- S & W Cafeteria 1
- Sherrill, Frank O. (Frank Odell) 1
- Smith, James Saxon 1 ∧ less