Category Archives: Civil Rights

Taylor Branch papers, 1865-2005 (bulk 1958-2005).

Creator: Branch, Taylor.
Collection number: 5047
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Abstract: Taylor Branch, journalist and historian, is best known for his books chronicling the career of Martin Luther King Jr., and the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Raised in Atlanta, Branch attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Continue reading Taylor Branch papers, 1865-2005 (bulk 1958-2005).

James A. Felton and Annie Vaughan Felton papers, 1938-2000.

Creator: Felton, James A. and Annie Vaughan.
Collection number: 5161
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Abstract: James A. Felton was an author, teacher, counselor, and civic leader in Hertford County, N.C. In the 1960s, he was a founder of the People’s Program on Poverty, an African American organization created to study and fight Continue reading James A. Felton and Annie Vaughan Felton papers, 1938-2000.

White Rock Baptist Church records, 1880s-1980s.

Creator: White Rock Baptist Church records, 1880s-1980s.
Collection number: 4926
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Abstract: The White Rock Baptist Church was founded in Durham, N.C., in 1866. This collection is comprised of materials, 1880s-1980s, documenting the history of the White Rock Baptist Church and the religious life of its Continue reading White Rock Baptist Church records, 1880s-1980s.

John Ehle papers, 1942-1993.

Creator: Ehle, John, 1925-
Collection number: 4555
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Abstract: John Marsden Ehle, Jr., author of novels and works of non- fiction, was born in Asheville, N.C., and has lived most of his adult life in Winston-Salem. He served as special Continue reading John Ehle papers, 1942-1993.

William Bradley and Merle Davis Umstead papers, 1863-1978.

Creator: Umstead, William Bradley, 1895-1954.
Collection number: 4529
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Abstract: William Bradley Umstead of Durham, N.C., served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from North Carolina, 1932-1938; as a United States senator, 1946-1948; Continue reading William Bradley and Merle Davis Umstead papers, 1863-1978.

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 Continue reading Adelaide Walters papers, 1954-1981.

E. C. Branson papers, 1895-1933.

Creator: Branson, E. C. (Eugene Cunningham), 1861-1933.
Collection number: 2610
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Abstract: Branson was an educator, author, and editor, president of the State Normal School of Georgia, 1900-1912, head of its department of rural economics and sociology, 1912-1914, and founder and head of the rural social economics program at the Continue reading E. C. Branson papers, 1895-1933.

Ku Klux Klan records, 1960s-1970s.

Creator: Ku Klux Klan.
Collection number: 4921
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Abstract: Primarily published and ephemeral items collected from Ku Klux Klan organizations active in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and North Carolina, 1960s-1970s. Included are flyers; Continue reading Ku Klux Klan records, 1960s-1970s.

Karen L. Parker diary, letter, and clippings, 1963-1966.

Creator: Parker, Karen L.
Collection number: 5275-z
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Abstract: The first African-American woman undergraduate to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Karen L. Parker was born in Salisbury, N.C., and grew up in Continue reading Karen L. Parker diary, letter, and clippings, 1963-1966.