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Kelly M. Alexander, Jr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0233
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 levels 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...

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee records

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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,...

Era before Brown vs. Board of Education oral history collection

 Collection
Identifier: OH-BB
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.

Eunice F. Hargett papers

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Identifier: MS0160
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.

North Carolina school desegregation collection

 Collection — Box: SFC4 [F09.090.03.02], Folder: 413
Identifier: MS0413
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.

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,...