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Brevard Street Library for Negroes was the first public library for blacks in North Carolina. Funded by the City of Charlotte and donations from the black community, it opened in 1905 in the heart of the Brooklyn neighborhood. From: Colored Charlotte, courtesy of QUEENS COLLEGE LIBRARY.
Right: Sallie Phelps, librarian at the Brevard Street Library during the 1940s.
An African American Album: The Black Experience In Charlotte And Mecklenburg County. Charlotte, N.C. : Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, c1992.