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Brooklyn, Charlotte's "second city"

Second Ward lies within the city of Charlotte, NC, south of Trade Street and east of Tryon Street. Boundary Street and Little Sugar Creek formed its other boundaries. Beginning in the late nineteenth century, African Americans made it the largest of their enclaves within the center city and gave it the name Brookyn. 

Explore Brooklyn of the 1950s:


Witness: Daddy Grace's Last Parade


  • When their homes were torn down, where did all the Brooklyn residents go? Image 1, Image 2



The African American Album: The Black Experience in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Vol. 2. Charlotte, NC: Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, 1998. Computer optical disc, 4 3/4 in.