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This image displays the cover of a booklet printed in 1959 in response to the threat of the Pearsall Plan in North Carolina. A stoplight appears on the left side of the cover.

This is a cartoon drawn by Eugene Payne depicting Charlotte's reaction to the bombing of four civil rights leaders' homes in November 1965. "Charlotte's Complacency" wakes up after the bombings.

This is another cartoon drawn by Eugene Payne. A trick-or-treater with the appearance of someone old is at the door of the federal court. The bomb of "Recent Court Ruling" is about to be given to the school board.

This is a political cartoon drawn on 10/11/1967 by the Charlotte Observer's Eugene Payne. A surprised tortoise labeled "Deep South School Integration" is surprised by a firecracker detonated by the arm of the Supreme Court.

This is a graph prepared by Dr. Martin Jenkins for the NAACP in his report on the state of inequality in Charlotte schools in 1948. This graph depicts physical inequality, such as the presence of a gymnasium at each white school but not at the blackā€¦

In 1948, the NAACP hired a professor from Howard University to study Charlotte schools in order to document the inequality. In this graph, school subjects taught in white schools often did not appear in black schools.

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This is the spread taken from a yearbook depicting the front doors to Second Ward School in Charlotte, NC.

This is an editorial written by Harry Golden in the Carolina Israelite in 1956. It is a satirical piece on if desks were removed from schools and all students were made to stand all day, then equality could be achieved.

This is the front page/typescript of the Carolina Israelite, a liberal newspaper edited by Harry Golden.

This is a photograph of Luther Hodges, governor of North Carolina through much of the 1950s. He is seen here sitting down and speaking at an event.
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