Abel M. Girault, George L. Chumbley Jr. correspondence
Charlotte Mayor's Committee on Race Relations Papers, 1960-1965
Series 2, Dr. John R. Cunningham correspondence
Charlotte mayor (from 1957-1961) James Saxon Smith formed the Mayor's Friendly Relationship Committee (MFRC) in response to student organized sit-ins at lunch counters in some of uptown Charlotte's major white-owned establishments on February 12, 1960. By July 1960, the MFRC had helped the lunch counter owners and student protesters come to an agreement which resulted in the integration of many of Charlotte's lunch counters. The work of the committee continued and expanded to explore broader community issues, and was renamed the Mayor's Community Relations Committee (MCRC) in 1961. This collection comprises papers related to the establishment and work of both committees, and includes correspondence, committee minutes, memorandums, pamphlets, and research materials on the subject of race relationships.
This series consists of correspondence from and to the Reverend Dr. John R. Cunningham, chairman of both mayoral committees.
Cunningham, John R. (John Rood), 1891-1980
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 CommitteeJohnson C. Smith University
African Americans--SegregationCivil rightsDiscrimination in public accommodationsRace discriminationCivil rights movementsMunicipal governmentRace relationsPolitics and government
North Carolina--CharlotteNorth Carolina--Mecklenburg County
Living Charlotte : the postwar development of a New South city
Mayor's Committee on Race Relationships papers
Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Box 3, Folder 5
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