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Home of J. T. Williams, another highly respected member of the Charlotte African American Community.
 
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Residence of Thad Tate, a prominent member of the African American Community. Tate held several prominent positions, including treasurer of the Brevard Street Library for Negroes.
 
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Founded by Thad Tate, this was a successful African American run business that provided affordable insurance plans to the black Charlotte community.
 
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This busy printing office produced all materials used worldwide by the African Methodist Episcopal Zion denomination. In an era when skilled jobs were often closed to African Americans, it was an important source of middle-class employment. Today Charlotte is national headquarters of the AME Zion Church.
 
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The Brevard Street Library for Negroes opened in 1905, the first public library in North Carolina that served and was run by African Americans.
 
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A central member in the network of AME Zion Churches in Charlotte, Clinton Chapel was founded in 1865, making it one of the first black churches in the Charlotte area.
 
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Biddle University was founded in 1867 by the Presbyterian Church to train “teachers and preachers,” leaders among the newly freed black population of the South. In 1923, it became Johnson C. Smith University and it remains a thriving educational institution today.
 
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Established in 1881, “Good Sam” was the first privately funded black hospital in North Carolina and perhaps the entire South.
 
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The Myers Street School was built in 1886 and remained the only public school serving the African American community until 1907. Romare Bearden believes he may have attended this school.
 
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Home of the first librarian at the Brevard Street Library.
 
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Office of Dr. James A. Pethel, the doctor who delivered Romare Bearden. By the 1910s, Charlotte had a distinct black middle-class of doctors, lawyers, ministers, educators and business owners.
 
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This publishing company was a source of both employment and training for young African American men and printed materials related to the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church. Image courtesy of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room – Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. "Meeting of the Board of Directors of the AME Zion Publishing House." The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story. 26 Oct. 2010. http://www.cmstory.org/african/album/volume1/work02.htm
 
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Biddle University is an historically black college founded in 1867 by the Presbyterian Church. In 1923, it was renamed the Johnson C. Smith University and is still serving the community of Charlotte to this day. Image courtesy of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room – Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. "Schools: Biddle University." The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story. The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. 9 Nov. 2010. http://www.cmstory.org/1900/default.asp?heading=6&page=54
 
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The Brevard Street Library for Negroes was the first public library that served and was run by African Americans in North Carolina. Image courtesy of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room – Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. "Sally Phelps and the Brevard Street Library for Negroes." The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story. The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. 26 Oct. 2010. http://www.cmstory.org/african/album/volume1/work22.htm
 
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A central member in the network of AME Zion Churches in Charlotte, Clinton Chapel was founded in 1865, making it one of the first black churches in the Charlotte area. Image courtesy of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room – Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. "Religion: Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church." The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story. The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. 2010 Oct. 26. http://www.cmstory.org/1900/default.asp?heading=8&page=66
 
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Home of J. T. Williams, a highly respected member of the Charlotte African American Community. Image courtesy of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room – Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. http://www.unc.edu/amst890/Bearden_Charlotte/JTWilliams_Portrait.jpg
 
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Image courtesy of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room – Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. "The Blacksmith and Print Shops, Biddle University." The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story. The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. 27 Nov. 2010. http://www.cmstory.org/african/album/volume1/educat18.htm
 
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A highly respected member of Charlotte's African American community. Image courtesy of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room – Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. "J. T. Williams and the Williams Home." The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story. The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. 26 Oct. 2010. http://www.cmstory.org/african/album/volume1/work05.htm
 
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Established in 1881, this was the first private hospital that served African Americans exclusively. Image courtesy of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room – Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. "Good Samaritan Hospital and Dr. James A. Pethel." The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story. The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. 26 Oct. 2010. http://www.cmstory.org/african/album/volume1/work19.htm
 
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Children pose outside of St. Michael's doors during confirmation services. Image courtesy of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room – Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. "Confirmation Services." The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story. The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. 17 Oct. 2010. http://www.cmstory.org/african/album/volume1/rel13.htm
 
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