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Charlotte doctors who served in the Howard University ROTC, c. 1920. Left to right: W. E. Hill, Russell Lewis, Hobart T. Allen, Lawrence McCrorey, J. N. Seabrooks, R. M. Wyche, Connie Jenkins.
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.
Dr. Roy S. Wynn was Charlotte's first black ophthalmologist, opening his office in 1941, and the first black citizen to serve on the board of the Charlotte Housing Authority.
Right: Nellie McKenzie was the first black public health nurse in Charlotte. From: Little Visits with the Charlotte Cooperative Nursing Association Highlights from the Report of 1927.