Credits


An African American Album Vol. II,
The Black Experience in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County

Thanks to the many people whose heart and soul went into the research and production of this project.

An African American Album Project Board
The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
The Charlotte Observer
Production Team
Special Thanks
Contributions
Acknowledgments



PROJECT BOARD

Project Board of Directors
Vermelle Diamond Ely, Chairman
Mildred P. Alridge
Mildred Yongue Mosley
Dorothy Broomfield Cherry
Elizabeth Randolph
Price Davis

An African American Album Vol 1
Elizabeth Randolph, Editor
Pat Ryckman, Project Coordinator


An African American Album Vol. 2 Project Development

Interactive Knowledge, Inc.
Kathryn Frye




PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CHARLOTTE AND MECKLENBURG COUNTY 1997

Board of Trustees
Peter Keber - Chairman
Elizabeth S. Randolph - Vice Chairman
Patsy B. Kinsey
Patty Norman
Ruth G. Shaw
C. Don Steger
Dr. William P. Wood

Former Library Trustees
Sara H. Bissell
William A. Coley
John T. Fielder
Rev. Calvin A. Hood
Eleanor R. Morris
James Dennis Rash
Calvin Wallace

Administration
Robert E. Cannon - Executive Director
Judith K. Sutton - Deputy Director
Carol B. Myers - Chief of Public Services
Richard H. Rosenthal - Chief of Operations
Charles J. Mallas - Finance Director
Patricia J. Siegfried - Youth Services Director
Dick Pahle - Marketing & Development Director
Jessica Walter - Program Director
Sharon M. Johnston - Public Relations Director

The Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room
Chris Bates, Curator and Manager
Shelia Bumgarner
Valerie Burnie
Rosemary Lands
Katherine Neer
Kathryn Finger
Vanessa McKinnon

The Virtual Library
Mike Moyer, Manager of the Virtual Library
Bryan Alsop
Colleen Beale
Gregg Byrum
Wendy Carr
Julia Hanson
Randy Phillips
Josh Simpson
Catherine Torrence
Regina Young




THE KNIGHT FOUNDATION

Both the book and the CD-ROM were partly funded through generous contributions by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Established in 1950, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation makes national grants in journalism, education and the field of arts and culture. It also contributes to organizations in 27 communities where the communications company founded by the Knight brothers has published or continues to publish newspapers but is wholly separate from and independent of those newspapers.


THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Photographs from the Charlotte Observer form the basis of Vol. 2. In addition, several articles from the newspaper are used in the product. The generous support of the Observer's librarians, reporters, and photographers was crucial to this project.

Librarians
Sarah Klemmer
Ann Bryant

Photographers from the Charlotte Observer


Wilton Abel
Bill Billings
Wes Bobbitt
Hank Daniel
John Daughtry
James Denning
Phil Drake
Jim Dumbell
Tom Estridge
Tom Franklin
Candace Freeland
Gerard Fritz
T. Ortega Gaines
Davie Hinshaw
Elmer Horton
Don Hunter
Jeep Hunter
Diedra Laird
Bob Leverone
Don Martin
Bill McAllister
Laura Mueller
David Nance
Gary O'Brien
Gary Parker
Steve Perille
Susan Post
Christopher Record
John Simmons
Jeff Siner
Mark Sluder
Jim Strickland
Ken Sturgeon
Don Sturkey
Jim Wilson


Photo Editors
Kent Johnson
Cameron Meeks

Writers
Frye Gaillard, "Charlotte's Corridor Symbolizes Tradition," Charlotte Observer, 8 June 1990.
© 1990 The Charlotte Observer

Jeri Fischer Krentz, "Swank Social Club Celebrates 60 years," Charlotte Observer, 21 November 1994.
© 1994 The Charlotte Observer

Kathleen McClain, "Rock of Ages," Charlotte Observer, 8 February 1987.
© 1987 The Charlotte Observer

Polly Paddock, "Somebody had to be First," Charlotte Observer, 12 April 1992.
© 1992 The Charlotte Observer

Valca Valentine, "The Road to Freedom," Charlotte Observer , 9 December 1989.
© 1989 The Charlotte Observer



PRODUCTION TEAM

Produced by Interactive Knowledge

Developed and designed by
Interactive Knowledge and
Kathryn Frye

Multimedia Design and Development
Chuck Barger
Naomi Friedman
Patrick Hart
Robin Hicks
Andrea Klauss
Aaron Knight
Jennifer McCoy
Tim Songer
Chris Wooten

Web Exhibit Design and Development
Chuck Barger
David Conlin
Susan Fore
Andrea Klauss
Tim Songer

Project Content Coordinator
Kathryn Frye

Art Director
Andrea Klauss, Outpost Design

Coordinator of Digital Imaging
Dick Ridley

Contributing Writer / Editor
Amy Rogers

Final Project Editors
Chris Bates
Lois Kilkka

Liner Notes Writer
Diane Hogan

Audio Engineer
Doc Russell, Wireknot Studios

Video Compression Engineer
Art Merrick, Effective Graphics


SPECIAL THANKS

Advantica restaurant group
Additional Financial support for the CD-ROM project provided by
Advantica restaurant group.

Many groups and individuals gave generously of their time and resources.
We give them special thanks.

Groups:
Arcadia Publishing
Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Commission
City of Charlotte Corporate Communications
City of Charlotte Economic Development Division
Friendship Baptist Church
Hill's Charlotte City Directory, Hill Directory Co., Inc., Publishers
Mecklenburg County Public Service and Information
NC Center for Educational Films
Northwest Corridor Community Development Corporation
Sanborn Map Co.
Second Ward High School National Alumni Foundation, Inc.
Wachovia Bank
Wax Museum
WBTV
West Charlotte Alumni Association

Individuals:
Rev. DeGrandval Burke
Dot Flagg
Dr. Chris Folk
Benjamin Frye
Darrellynn Kiser
Omar Monteith
James Peeler
John Rogers
Gerson and Daisy Stroud
Derek Wood


CONTRIBUTORS

Mrs. Kelly Alexander, Sr.
Mildred P. Alridge
Anita Baldwin
Mrs. Miriam Grigsby Bates
Vanessa Baxter
Marjorie Belton
Alma Blake
Geraldine Johnson Blenman
Dothan Boothe
The Reverend and Mrs. Ray A. Booton
Mrs. Jeanne Brayboy
Bernard L. Brown
Ethel Bryant
Ethel M. Cannon
Peggy Curry Carr
Joan and John Carothers
The Charlotte Observer
The Charlotte Post
Philip Cherry
Mrs. B. Pauline Hoover Coffey
Charles E. Coffey
Franklin Coley and Family
Thelma M. Colston
Deborah J. and Katie Craig
Dorothy Neal Crockett
James G. Crosby
Judy Crumpler
Gwendolyn Cunningham
Thelma C. Currence
Annie Mae Dale
Price F. Davis
Kenneth Diamond Jr.
Robbie Dolphus
Reginald Douglas
C. Morgan Edwards
Mrs. S.D. Elkins
Vermelle Ely
First United Presbyterian Church
Dot Flagg
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
Johnny Gray
Ophelia Carson Gray
Andrew Grier
Mrs. Floretta Douglas Gunn
Joseph Walter Harper, III
Frances Wright Hayden
Mrs. Eva C. Houston
Adelaide Hunt
Vincent Ingram
Vivian Irving
Maye Tyson Jackson
Robert A. Jackson
Jerald Melberg Gallery Inc.
Eloise McKinney Johnson
Esther Johnson
Shirley Johnson
Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) Library
Johnson C. Smith University Office of Public Relations
Ione Jones
Virginia E. Keogh
Alice H. Kibler
The Sam Kirkpatrick Family
Knight Foundation
M. L. LaNey
Aurelia Liston Law
Hattie Leeper
Vera W. Lewers
Gloria D. McClain
Robenia D. McCullough
Mrs. Minnie McKee
Mrs. Laura Spears Malone
Marion P. Watermann Manigault
Pecola A. Maxwell
Ladd May
Donald "Cannonball" McClure
Trilby P. Meeks
Evelyn H. Monteith
Mrs. Bessie Watkins Mulliens
Dee Dee Murphy
Rolfe Neill
Dennis Nodine
National Primitive Baptist Convention
Martha Parks
Robert Parks
Gertrude Harper Pearson
Nancy E. Pethel
Mrs. Gladys Graves Pharr
Jacqueline A. Pharr
Samuel Pittman
L. E. Poe
Lew Powell
Lydia Pride
Marilyn Pride
Queens College Library
Elizabeth S. Randolph
Sam Reid
Al Ricks
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Rippy
Elder Thomas W. Samuels
Martha Eve Schneck
Second Ward National Alumni Association
Matthew Shute
Mr. and Mrs. Gerson Stroud
The Reverend Morgan W. Tann
Anita Thornton
Kenneth Vinson
The Vinson Family
Derrick Wallace
Theodora Hendry Washington
Ellen Watte
Tommy Williams
Mrs. Cecelia Jackson Wilson
Paula Wilson
Virginia Wood
Mrs. Carolyn Wyche
Mrs. Maria Wynn


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Items from this exhibit may be shared in accordance with the Fair Use provisions of U.S. copyright law. Redistribution or republication on other terms, in any medium, requires express written consent from and advance notification of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Permission to reproduce the graphic images and some of the text in this exhibit have been granted by the owners of the original content for this exhibit only.

Video
Kathryn Frye, "The Dream Long Deferred." NC Center for Educational Film, 1992.
© 1992 NC Center for Educational Film

Kathryn Frye, "The Mighty Lions." NC Center for Educational Film, 1996.
© 1996 NC Center for Educational Film

Articles
Cora L. Bennett and Dudley W. Crawford. "Henry Houston (Negro Newspaperman)." American Life Histories, Manuscripts from the Federal Writer’_ Project, 1936-1940. Online. American Memory-Library of Congress. Available HTTP: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/wpaintro/wpahome.html. 22 December 1997.

Frye Gaillard, "Charlotte's Corridor Symbolizes Tradition," Charlotte Observer, 8 June 1990.
© 1990 The Charlotte Observer

Jeri Fischer Krentz, "Swank Social Club Celebrates 60 years," Charlotte Observer, 21 November 1994.
© 1994 The Charlotte Observer

Kathleen McClain, "Rock of Ages," Charlotte Observer, 8 February 1987.
© 1987 The Charlotte Observer

Polly Paddock, "Somebody had to be First," Charlotte Observer, 12 April 1992.
© 1992 The Charlotte Observer

Valca Valentine, "The Road to Freedom," Charlotte Observer , 9 December 1989.
© 1989 The Charlotte Observer

"History of Johnson C. Smith University." Online. Johnson C. Smith University. Available HTTP: http://www.jcsu.edu/. 14 January 1998. Courtesy of the Office of Public Relations, Johnson C. Smith University.

Images
Photograph. Jackie Harrison Barrett campaign in 1992. Used with permission of Bud Smith.
© 1992 by Bud Smith.

Photograph. Wilbert Harrison. Relic Records Productions Incorporated. Fury Records 8023: Wilbertt Harrison: Kansas City. Information about this photograph is not reasonably available.

Photograph. Jodeci. Courtesy of Uptown/MCA Records.

Books
Ruth Leary Love, Plum Thickets and Field Daisies. Charlotte, NC: The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, 1996.
© 1996 Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

Toni Morrison. "This Site of Memory." Connections: A Multicultural Reader for Writers, edited by Judith A. Stanford. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing Co., 1993. First published in The-Book-of-the-Month Club, 1987.
© 1987 by Toni Morrison.