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Rosa Catherine "Cattie" Kennedy and Richard P. Bearden were the grandparents of artist Romare Bearden. As a child he spent summers at their home at 401 South Graham Street. These portraits were made before their marriage in the 1880s.
An African American Album: The Black Experience In Charlotte And Mecklenburg County. Charlotte, N.C. : Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, c1992.