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The Charlotte area is rich in African American history. Here are some internet resources we posted to Twitter and Facebook during Black History Month.


  • WTVI spotlights early business leader Thad Tate. Seen his statue on Little Sugar Creek Greenway?
  • What leaders shaped Charlotte coming out of slavery? Read Janette Greenwood’s book Bittersweet Legacy.
  • He pushed for justice: Dr. Reginald Hawkins remembered by one of CLT’s best writers today, Emiene Wright.
  • In honor of the film,”I Am Not Your Negro” Wash Post shares essay on James Baldwin & Charlotte. And another essay in The New Yorker.
  • History-maker Charles Jones co-led Charlotte sit-ins, later jailed during Freedom Ride.
  • Nationally renowned Civil Rights lawyer Julius Chambers won key school & labor cases. 2017 book!



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