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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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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. Image courtesy of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room – Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. "The Tate Family House." The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story. The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. 26 Oct. 2010. http://www.cmstory.org/african/album/volume1/home05.htm
 
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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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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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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. "Public Library: 1903-." The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story. 28 Nov. 2010. http://www.cmstory.org/exhibit/plcmc/3.htm
 
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Dr. J. T. Williams' home along Brevard Street. Image courtesy of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room – Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. "J. T. Williams Home." The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story. The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. 26 Oct. 2010. http://www.cmstory.org/african/album/volume1/home16.htm
 
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Portrait of Dr. James Pethel, the doctor who delivered Romare Bearden. 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. 31 Oct. 2010. http://www.cmstory.org/african/album/volume1/work19.htm
 
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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. Image courtesy of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room – Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. "Samuel B. Pride and the Myers Street School." The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story. The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. 26 Oct. 2010. http://cmstory.org/african/album/volume1/educat02.htm
 
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Romare was baptized in this church. His father, Howard, was an organist here, and his mother, Bessye, taught at the neighboring school. Image courtesy of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room – Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. "St. Michael and All Angels Protestant Episcopal Church." The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story. The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. 17 Oct. 2010. http://www.cmstory.org/african/album/volume1/rel14.htm
 
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Family portrait of the Tate family.
 
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Romare Bearden's Morning of the Rooster, from the Mecklenburg County series. 1980. Collage on board, 18 x 13¼". Private collection. © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY Reproductions of this image, including downloading, is prohibited without written authorization from VAGA, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2820, New York, NY 10118. Tel: 212-736-6666; Fax: 212-736-6767; email: info@vagarights.com; web: www.vagarights.com
 
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Early Carolina Morning, from the Profile/Part I: The Twenties series (Mecklenburg County). 1978. Collage on board, 29 x 41". Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Clinton N. Levin. © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY Reproductions of this image, including downloading, is prohibited without written authorization from VAGA, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2820, New York, NY 10118. Tel: 212-736-6666; Fax: 212-736-6767; email: info@vagarights.com; web: www.vagarights.com
 
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