Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee Records, 1960-1969
Series 2, Mayor's Community Relations Committee
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee records include correspondence, minutes, and clippings of the Mayor's Community Relations Committee and the Mayor's Friendly Relations Committee. Related series document state and national community relations committees, which include the North Carolina Mayor's Cooperating Committee, the North Carolina Good Neighbor Council, the National Citizens Committee for Community Relations, and the United States Conference of Mayors Committee on Community Relations. The collection is organized by committee.
John Cunningham served as the first chair of the Mayor's Community Relations Committee, and was succeeded by Warner L. Hall, senior minister of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, in 1965. Jack L. Bullard was hired as the committee's first executive director in 1968. Includes content relating to the 1965 bombings of the homes of prominent black Charlotteans Fred Alexander, Kelly Alexander, Sr., Reginald Hawkins, and Julius Chambers. Correspondents include George C. Wallace (4/5/65) and Robert F. Kennedy (6/24/63, 7/8/63).
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee (N.C.)
Brookshire, Stanford R., 1905-1990
J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Cunningham, John R. (John Rood), 1891-1980Brookshire, Stanford R., 1905-1990Smith, James Saxon
Charlotte (N.C.). Mayor's Friendly Relationship CommitteeCharlotte (N.C.). Mayor's Community Relations CommitteeCharlotte (N.C.) Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee
African Americans--SegregationCivil rightsDiscrimination in public accommodationsRace discriminationRace relationsCivil rights movementsMunicipal government
North Carolina--CharlotteNorth Carolina--Mecklenburg County
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee records
Manuscripts--10th Floor, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Box 1, Folder 10
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