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1993 - Elder award MLK Medallion

Thereasea Elder gets a congratulatory hug
Event Date: 
January 18, 1993
Event Type: 
90s Charlotte 1990-1999

January 18, 1993 - Thereasea Elder is awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Medallion (award).

  • Thereasea Elder is a nurse and long-time community activist.
  • She set up sickle cell testing for neighborhood residents and worked with breast cancer victims.
  • She also founded the African American Historical Society of Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
  • Photo shows Thereasea Elder getting a congratulatory hug.