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Cordelia Russell Stiles was born into a Mecklenburg County farming family and attended Myers Street School, Barber Scotia College, Columbia University and New York University. An educator in various schools for twenty-five years, she served as supervisor of elementary education for Charlotte City black schools. From: The Sam Kirkpatrick Family, PLCMC.
Fifth Annual Session Colored Undertakers Association of North Carolina, May 25-26, 1932. The group is pictured on South Brevard Street in front of the Alexander Funeral Home.
MRS. KELLY M. ALEXANDER, SR.
The Hotel Alexander on McDowell Street was the only hotel serving blacks in Charlotte during the 1940s. Visiting celebrities stayed there and it served as a center for the social life of the community.