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This project would not have been possible without the assistance of the following individuals and organizations who generously loaned photographs or otherwise contributed to the project:

Mrs. Kelly Alexander, Sr.

Mildred P. Alridge

Anita Baldwin

Mrs. Miriam Grigsby Bates

Marjorie Belton

Minnie Alma Blake

Geraldine Johnson Blenman

The Reverend and Mrs. Ray A. Booton

Mrs. Jeanne Brayboy

Bernard L. Brown

Ethel Bryant

Ethel M. Cannon

Joan and John Carrothers

The Charlotte Observer Library

The Charlotte Post

Philip Cherry

Mrs. B. Pauline Hoover Coffey

Charles E. Coffey

Franklin Coley & 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

Robbie Dolphus

Reginald Douglas

C. Morgan Edwards

Mrs. S. D. Elkins

Vermelle Ely

First United Presbyterian 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

Ione Jones

Virginia E. Keogh

Alice H. Kibler

The Sam Kirkpatrick Family

Knight Foundation

M. L. LaNey

Aurelia Liston Law

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

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

An African American Album

was approved and endorsed by

the Library Board of Trustees for the

Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County


James Dennis Rash, 1991 Chairman

Eleanor R. Morris, Vice Chairman

Millie Dalton Cox

John T. Fielder

The Reverend Calvin A. Hood

Robert C. Sink Calvin Wallace, Jr.


Robert E. Cannon, Secretary/Treasurer and Director of Libraries


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An African American Album: The Black Experience in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County (Charlotte, NC: Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, 1992)