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marker Afro-American Mutual Insurance Company
Founded by Thad Tate, this was a successful African American run business that provided affordable insurance plans to the black Charlotte community.
African American
image Afro-American Mutual Insurance Company
Founded by Thad Tate, this was a successful African American run business that provided affordable insurance plans to the black Charlotte community.
African American
marker AME Zion Publishing House
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.
African American
image AME Zion Publishing House
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
African American
marker Dr. James A. Pethel (Office)
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.
African American
marker H. B. Kennedy (Grocery)
H.B. Kennedy, Romare Bearden's paternal great-grandfather, owned this grocery store, located right next to Romare's birth home.
Bearden biographical
marker Magnolia Cotton Mill
The sounds of emanating from the machinery in this cotton mill filled the birth home of Romare Bearden. © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
White
marker Southern Railroad Depot
Romare Bearden and his parents migrated North via this handsome train depot, built in 1906.
Shared white & black
image Southern Railroad Depot
Romare Bearden and his parents migrated North via this train depot. Image courtesy of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room – Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. "Southern Railroad Depot." The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story. The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. 1 Dec. 2010. http://www.cmstory.org/imagegallery/showimage.asp?pictureid=962
Shared white & black
marker Southern Railway South Graham Street Trestle
A railroad bridge crossed S. Graham Street within sight of the Kennedy/Bearden home. Sitting in a front porch rocking chair, young Romare could watch trains rumbling by. "Sometimes," a poem written by Bearden in 1964, alludes to this very trestle. © Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Shared white & black
marker Square, The
The intersection between Trade and Tryon streets was the heart of the business district.
Shared white & black
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