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Turbulent Times 1960-1979

1960 - King Richard

February 28, 1960 - On a half-mile dirt track at the Charlotte Fairgrounds, 22-year-old Richard Petty wins his first race. He will go on to become the winningest driver in the history of stock car racing, known as NASCAR. 

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1975 - Case Closed

July 11, 1975  - It has been seven long years since Julius Chambers first filed the legal case, Swann vs. the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education. Integration has worked for one year. Judge James B. McMillan is confident it will continue to do so and gives control of the schools back to the board. The judge who had endured threats against his life officially closes the case. The city that made integration work has earned another place in America's history books.

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