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Woodrow Wilson

President Woodrow Wilson in Charlotte (1916)

President Woodrow Wilson was invited to Charlotte to speak at the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Celebration on May 20,1916. To the left of the President is Governor Lockhead Craig and Mayor Thomas LeRoy Kirkpatrick. To the President's right are Governor Richard Manning of South Carolina and Patrolman T. J. ("Tom") Black of the Charlotte Police Department, identified by one of his descendants.