Category Archives: Lynching

Title: John Poynter Streety Papers, 1874-2001 (bulk 1874-1894)

Creator: Streety, John Poynter, 1820-1894.
Collection number: 5478
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Abstract: John Poynter Streety was born in Bladen County, N.C., in 1820. He arrived in the town of Haynesville, Ala., circa 1839, where he became a prosperous businessman. Streety’s plantation was located in Lowndes County, where he was Continue reading Title: John Poynter Streety Papers, 1874-2001 (bulk 1874-1894)

North Carolina Commission on Interracial Cooperation records, 1922-1949.

Creator: North Carolina Commission on Interracial Cooperation records, 1922-1949.
Collection number: 3823
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Abstract: The North Carolina Commission on Interracial Cooperation was established in 1921 as a state affiliate of the Commission on Interracial Cooperation to work toward improved race relations in the state. Like its parent Continue reading North Carolina Commission on Interracial Cooperation records, 1922-1949.

Arthur Franklin Raper papers, 1913-1979.

Creator: Raper, Arthur Franklin, 1899-1979.
Collection number: 3966
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Abstract: Arthur Franklin Raper (1899-1979) was a distinguished rural sociologist, civil rights activist, and social science analyst both in the United States and in other countries. Raper’s early career focused on analysis of rural Continue reading Arthur Franklin Raper papers, 1913-1979.

William Rutherford Savage papers, 1826-1953.

Creator: Savage, William Rutherford, 1854-1934.
Collection number: 3999
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Abstract: Represented in the collection are William Rutherford Savage, Episcopal priest of Virginia and North Carolina; his parents Thomas Staughton Savage (1804-1880), scientist and Episcopal missionary to Liberia, and Continue reading William Rutherford Savage papers, 1826-1953.

John S. Henderson papers, 1755-1945, 1962.

Creator: Henderson, John S. (John Steele), 1846-1916.
Collection number: 327
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Abstract: John Steele Henderson, member of the North Carolina General Assembly, United States congressman, lawyer, and a founder of rural free delivery of the mail, was born 6 January Continue reading John S. Henderson papers, 1755-1945, 1962.

Gustavus A. Henry papers, 1804-1895.

Creator: Henry, Gustavus A. (Gustavus Adolphus), 1804-1880.
Collection number: 1431
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Abstract: Gustavus A. Henry (1804-1880) of Clarksville, Tenn., was a Whig politician, lawyer, and owner of plantations in Hinds County, Miss., and Desha County, Ark. Henry’s family included Continue reading Gustavus A. Henry papers, 1804-1895.

Jessie Daniel Ames papers, 1866-1972.

Creator: Ames, Jessie Daniel, 1883-1972.
Collection number: 3686
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Abstract: Jessie Daniel Ames, civil rights worker of Atlanta, Ga., Georgetown, Tex., and Tryon, N.C. Beginning in 1922, Ames served separate roles as secretary and vice-president of the Texas Committee on Interracial Cooperation. By 1929, she had moved to Atlanta, where she was Continue reading Jessie Daniel Ames papers, 1866-1972.

Hentz family papers, 1782-1932.

Creator: Hentz family.
Collection number: 332
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Abstract: Prominent members of the Hentz family included French revolutionary Nicholas Arnould Hentz (1756-1832); his sons Nicholas Richard Hentz (1786-1850), an officer in the French Imperial Army; and Nicholas Marcellus Hentz (1797-1856), a prominent entomologist; Continue reading Hentz family papers, 1782-1932.

Lenoir Chambers papers, 1907-1970.

Creator: Chambers, Lenoir, 1891-1970.
Collection number: 3827
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Abstract: Lenoir Chambers was a native of North Carolina. Chambers worked as a newspaper editor in Norfolk, Va., 1929- 1961, and was the author of “Stonewall Jackson” (1959) and “Salt Continue reading Lenoir Chambers papers, 1907-1970.

Howard Kester papers, 1923-1978.

Creator: Kester, Howard, 1904-1977.
Collection number: 3834
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Abstract: Howard Anderson Kester was a theologian, educator, and administrator active in Christian movements relating to race relations, pacifism, and economic reform in the South from the 1920s until his retirement in 1970. Correspondence of Continue reading Howard Kester papers, 1923-1978.