Category Archives: Ku Klux Klan

John Kenyon Chapman Papers, 1969-2009

Creator: Chapman, John Kenyon.
Collection number: 3419
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Abstract: John Kenyon Chapman (1947-2009), known as Yonni, was a life-long social justice activist, organizer, and historian who focused his academic and social efforts on workers rights and African American empowerment in central North Carolina. Chapman was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, in 1947; graduated from Harvard University in 1969; and then moved to Atlanta, Ga., to join the fight for African American equality. He relocated to North Carolina in 1975 and worked as a laboratory technician at the North Carolina Continue reading John Kenyon Chapman Papers, 1969-2009

Daniel H. Pollitt Papers, 1935-2009

Creator: Pollitt, Daniel H.
Collection number: 5498
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Abstract: Daniel Hubbard Pollitt (1921-2010) was a law professor, civil liberties lawyer, progressive activist, and staunch advocate and defender of civil liberties and civil rights. The collection documents Daniel H. Pollitt’s legal career and his scholarly and public service Continue reading Daniel H. Pollitt Papers, 1935-2009

Wyche and Otey Family Papers, 1824-1936

Creator: Wyche family. Otey family
Collection number: 1608
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Abstract: The Otey family of Meridianville, Ala., and Yazoo County, Miss., included William Madison Otey (1818-1865), merchant and cotton planter; his wife, Octavia Wyche Otey (fl. 1841-1891); and their children, Imogene Otey Fields, Mollie Otey Hampton; William Walter Otey; Lucille Otey Continue reading Wyche and Otey Family Papers, 1824-1936

Andrew McCollam papers, 1792-1935 (bulk 1852-1891).

Creator: McCollam, Andrew, fl. 1836-1872.
Collection number: 449
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Abstract: Andrew McCollam was a sugar planter, deputy surveyor, and member of the Louisiana Secession Convention of 1861. He married Ellen Elleonori and lived first in Donaldsonville, La., Continue reading Andrew McCollam papers, 1792-1935 (bulk 1852-1891).

Braxton Bragg Comer papers, 1905-1940.

Creator: Comer, B. B. (Braxton Bragg), 1848-1927.
Collection number: 168
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Abstract: Braxton Bragg Comer of Birmingham and Comer, Barbour County, Ala., was president of Avondale Cotton Mills, planter, merchant, and prominent politician, who served as president Continue reading Braxton Bragg Comer papers, 1905-1940.

Herbert Edward O’Keef papers, 1962-1974.

Creator: O’Keef, Herbert Edward, 1908-
Collection number: 4078-z
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Abstract: Letters received by O’Keef as editor of “The Raleigh (N.C.) Times,” from readers of the newspaper chiefly concerning race relations, the Ku Klux Klan, and other civil rights matters in Continue reading Herbert Edward O’Keef papers, 1962-1974.

Brian Bain collection of materials on "Shalom y'all," 1999-2004.

Creator: Bain, Brian.
Collection number: 5331
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Abstract: The documentary film “Shalom Y’all,” directed by third-generation southern Jew and New Orleans, La., native Brian Bain, details Jewish culture and identity in the American South. In the film, Bain travels 4,200 miles by car across the same Continue reading Brian Bain collection of materials on "Shalom y'all," 1999-2004.

Thomas Settle papers, 1784, 1850-1924.

Creator: Settle, Thomas, 1831-1888.
Collection number: 3345
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Abstract: Thomas Settle, Jr., of Greensboro, N.C., was a North Carolina Supreme Court justice, 1868-1871, chairman of the Republican National Convention, 1872, and U.S. district judge at Continue reading Thomas Settle papers, 1784, 1850-1924.

William Royal papers, 1863-1869.

Creator: Royal, William, fl. 1863-1869.
Collection number: 5176-z
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Abstract: William Royal, originally from New York State, was captain of Company F, 9th Colored Infantry Regiment, during the Civil War, and, after the war, a Freedmen’s Bureau (Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands) Continue reading William Royal papers, 1863-1869.

David Schenck papers, 1849-1917.

Creator: Schenck, David, 1835-1902.
Collection number: 652
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Abstract: Lawyer of Lincoln and Greensboro, N.C., Superior Court Judge of the Ninth Judicial District of North Carolina, 1874-1882, general counsel of the Richmond and Danville Railroad, and Continue reading David Schenck papers, 1849-1917.