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    • [Mike Pressley and Dobeta Pressley beside Christmas tree]

    • 1960-1969
    • CC004 Caldwell-Foushee Collection [Personal Collection]
    • A young African-American girl poses beside a life-size "black girl" doll, while holding a "white girl" doll. The young boy, dressed in a fireman's hat, holds a lantern, with two toy firetrucks on the floor in front of him.
    • Woman in mailroom

    • Undated
    • CC008 Enola C. Mixon Collection [Personal Collection]
    • Article from the "High Point Enterprise" detailing the career of Enola Mixon, who became the first woman and first African-American postmaster in High Point, North Carolina
    • [Portrait of Fred Cundiff]

    • 1967-1970
    • CC012 Fred and Hyla Bynum Cundiff Collection [Personal Collection]
    • Fred Cundiff, after the death of Superintendent Dr. P. J. Weaver in 1969, served as the first African-American Assistant School Superintendent with the Greensboro City Schools.
    • [Class portrait from Vandalia Elementary School]

    • 1970-1971
    • CC012 Fred and Hyla Bynum Cundiff Collection [Personal Collection]
    • Hyla Cundiff poses with her fourth grade class at Vandalia Elementary School. She was the first African-American tearcher at Vandalia. Students pictured are: Arnold Comer, Nancy Ferriter, Nancy Byrd, Susan Afalla, Lee Ann Joyce, Mike Sanders, David...
    • [Class portrait from Vandalia Elementary School]

    • 1968-1969
    • CC012 Fred and Hyla Bynum Cundiff Collection [Personal Collection]
    • Hyla Cundiff poses with her fourtth grade class at Vandalia Elementary School in Greensboro. She was the first African-American tearcher at Vandalia. Students pictured are: Arnold Comer, Nancy Ferriter, Nancy Byrd, Susan Afalla, Lee Ann Joyce, Mike...
    • [Pearl M Hicks]

    • 1980-1989
    • CC016 Hicks Family Collection [Personal Collection]
    • Pearl Hicks was the first female African-American principal at Union Hill Elementary School in High Point, North Carolina.
    • [Greensboro Fire Department class of 1961]

    • 1961
    • CC025 T.O. Stokes, Jr,. Collection [Personal Collection]
    • This photograph shows African-American firefighters standing in front of Station 4, located on Gorrell Street in Greensboro. Engine 4 had been relocated to this station in 1964, and although segregated it housed Greensboro's first African-American...
    • Lost history: Happy Hill and freedman's enclaves

    • 2006
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Following Emancipation and the end of the Civil War, freed African-Americans built their own neighborhoods and communities. Such places were typically self-sufficient, with businesses, schools, and churches providing residents with necessary goods...
    • Innovative strategies: Preventing neighborhood displacement

    • 2018
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Gentrification and urban revitalization efforts can result in negative impacts to existing communities and neighborhood identities, particularly African-American historic districts, if steps are not taken to ensure housing prices remain affordable...
    • Old house, new future: The revitalization of the shotgun house

    • 2019
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Shotgun houses are the most widely acknowledged expression of African-American architectural design in the United States, rooted in indigenous west African architectural and spatial traditions, and traced from west Africa to Haiti and on to New...
    • The history of education in Guilford County

    • 1943-05
    • Guilford Vertical Files (Greensboro Public Library)
    • May 1943 issue of North Carolina Education which describes the history of schools and universities in Guilford County from the Colonial Period to the World War II era. This article by Nellie Rowe Jones details the development of free schools,...

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