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African Americans -- Segregation

Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Durham County Personal Property and Poll Tax Registers, 1936 and undated

Identifier: NCC-0228
Scope and Contents

Both registers list taxpayer names and payments. The 1936 register is organized by township. Townships include Durham, Carr, Cedar Fork, Lebanon, Mangum, Oak Grove, and Patterson. The undated register is organized into city and surrounding township records. Both registers have separate sections for white and colored taxpayers.

Dates: 1936; undated

Durham sit-ins flyer

 Collection — Box 10 - Small Collections, Folder: 5, Folder: 1
Identifier: NCC-0243
Scope and Contents Collection includes "Don't Buy At These Stores" flyer calling for boycotts of Woolworth's, Kress, and Walgreens in downtown Durham. The flyer's sections document "Why??" citizens were being asked to boycott stores that would sell merchandise to but not seat African American customers for service at their lunch counters, explains "What Can You Do??" including shopping elsewhere, letter writing and petitions, and instructs to "Join the Student Picket Lines" which were "manned by students of...
Dates: 1960 to circa 2000s

Violet Park Cemetery burial records and other materials

 Collection — Box 10 - Small Collections, Folder: 11, Folder: 1
Identifier: NCC-0250
Scope and Contents

The collection includes 1992-1995 correspondence from historian R. Kelly Bryant to the Durham County Library and North Carolina State Archives, listings of more than 1,900 burials recorded at Violet Park Cemetery compiled by Carrie McNair, a 1969 Morning Herald article, and a 1994 Herald Sun article. The burials were recorded by Carrie McNair in 1994 onto 56 pages listing up to 35 names per page, including birth and death dates for each name.

Dates: 1992 - 1995