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An African American Album: Work


The Afro-American newspaper carriers, 1933. Seated: Ray A Booton. Standing, left to right: Eddie Spears, Edna Cathey, David Smith, William Cathey, Gerson Stroud, Addison Yongue, John Spears, Mrs. Martha Yongue Johnson, Reginald Wright. 

"I taught all my children to work, but I gave them plenty of time to play. I saw to it that they learned the art of working and the importance of work."

Nellie McKenzie and Dr. Roy S. Wynn


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.