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People Philanthropists North Carolina Charlotte

Phyllis Wheatley YWCA

The Planning Committee of the Phyllis Wheatley YWCA. Left to right: unknown, Eloise Usher, Elizabeth Randolph, Eva Long, Allegra Westbrooks, Goldwyn Foster, Floretta Douglas Gunn, Romenia Ford, Willie Mae Porter, unknown. Physical Description: Publisher: Unknown

Thomas S. Franklin (1863-1926)

Born in Raleigh on December 24, 1863 , Thomas Skinner Franklin was the son of an Englishman, and his mother was from Virginia. He came to Charlotte in 1880, and married Luella Lidell in 1891. Franklin owned his own insurance company and was active in local politics. It was Franklin who played an instrumental role in obtaining Carnegie funding for the Charlotte's first public library, which opened in 1903. He served as Mayor of Charlotte from 1908-1910.  Physical Description: 8x10 glossy, 4x5 negative, Publisher: Unknown

Colonel William R. Myers

Colonel William R. Myers donated the land for Biddle University around 1867. This school is known today as Johnson C. Smith University Physical Description: 8x10 glossy Publisher: Unknown