Adelaide Walters papers, 1954-1981.
Creator: Walters, Adelaide, 1907-1981.
Collection number: 4293
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Abstract: Adelaide Walters of Chapel Hill, N.C., was a local political activist, volunteer, civic leader, and Democratic Party officer. Correspondence, writings, clippings, and other papers of Adelaide Walters. These papers are mostly political correspondence and records relating to various organizations, especially the Chapel Hill Board of Aldermen, the Community Church of Chapel Hill, and the Chapel Hill Interfaith Council for Social Service. They treat such topics as civil rights of African Americans in Chapel Hill, the North Carolina Democratic Party, women in politics, and urban and regional planning.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: The collection documents her activities on behalf of political candidates, the Chapel Hill Board of Aldermen (1957-1965), the Board of Directors of the Community Church of Chapel Hill, and the Inter-Church Council for Social Service. Papers include information on the passage of a local public accommodations law (1963-1964) by the Board of Aldermen at a time when civil rights activities in Chapel Hill made national news.
Particular folders of interest include “Folder 11 “Chapel Hill, N.C.: civil rights movement, 1954-1964″); Folder 12 (“Chapel Hill, N.C.: desegregation organizations, 1963-1964″) and Folder 16 “(“Committee of Concerned Citizens (of Chapel Hill): Civil Rights Act, 1964″).
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