Tragedy in Charlotte


A decade after the Brown decision, Charlotte still exhibited signs of racism and resistance. On the night of November 22, 1965, bombs ripped through the homes of civil rights leaders Reginald Hawkins, Julius Chambers, Kelly Alexander, and Fred Alexander. Fortunately, injuries were minimal, but the act of terrorism served as a reminder that racial tension still existed.  Not only were schools undergoing change, but hospitals, restaurants, and even football games desegregated slowly over time. Not everyone was happy with these changes, and some resorted to violence to make their claims known. Many blamed the KKK for the bombing, but no arrests were ever made.

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Resistance to Change
Tragedy in Charlotte