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  1. Founded by Thad Tate, this was a successful African American run business that provided affordable insurance plans to the black Charlotte community.
  2. 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
  3. Romare Bearden's Autumn Lamp (Guitar Player), from the Mecklenburg Autumn series. 1983. Oil with collage, 40 x 31". 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
  4. Bearden's sketch of his great-grandfather's property. 1985. Pen and ink on graph paper. © 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
  5. Romare's mother, Bessye Bearden © 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. This segregated library opened in 1903 thanks to a grant from Andrew Carnegie. The circumstances surrounding its opening differ dramatically from that of the so-called "colored branch" located on Brevard street. Image courtesy of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room – Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. "Public Library: 1901-." The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story. 28 Nov. 2010. http://www.cmstory.org/exhibit/plcmc/2.htm
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Rosa and H.B. Kennedy on the front porch of their home, c. 1920 © 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
  20. Romare Bearden's Liza in High Cotton, from the Profile/Part I: The Twenties series (Mecklenburg County). 1978. Collage on board, 17½ x 32¾". 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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