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  • Description: Americans
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    • [Hyla Bynum Cundiff family photo album, Wilkesboro, N.C.]

    • 1920-1990
    • CC012 Fred and Hyla Bynum Cundiff Collection [Personal Collection]
    • The majority of the photographs in this album center on the life of the Bynum family of Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Included are numerous images of Hyla Bynum, who married Fred Cundiff (also from Wilkes County) in 1944. They knew each other from an...
    • The steel house: ""A sensationally good idea""

    • 2004
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • In the years following World War II, a housing shortage coupled with a rise in marriage and birth rates necessitated the creation of housing types that could be built quickly and affordably. The prefabricated steel house, known as a Lustron home,...
    • Castles & cottages: Tudor revival architecture in America

    • 2005
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • During the late 19th and early 20th century, revivalist architectural styles informed the design of American residential architecture. Among the most popular of the styles was the Tudor revival, which referenced the cottages and manor houses of...
    • Airstream trailers: A blast from the past

    • 2011
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Seen today as an American icon, the Airstream trailer was developed in response to the Machine Deco and streamlining design movement of the 1920s, Americans' increased interest in traveling via automobile, and the ideas of businessman and...
    • [People in swimming pool]

    • 1947
    • Martin Studio Collection
    • Taken for the Red Cross at 1300 Gorrell St. African Americans practicing emergency techniques in the water; bathing caps; swim suits; life savers.
    • [Palace Theater]

    • 1946-09-01
    • Martin Studio Collection
    • A photograph of the Palace Theater in Greensboro that catered to the African Americans in town.
    • 1929 Feb-May [Catherine Cox letters]

    • 1929
    • MS501 Catherine Cox Letters
    • This folder contains letters from Catherine Cox to her family, though chiefly her parents. Details her experiences at Guilford College. Of note are mentions of snow, a banquet in the King Cotton Hotel for the Guilfordian Board annual banquet (there...
    • Don't Buy: Have A Saving Christmas

    • 1970-12
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • This flier promotes a boycott of white-owned businesses by the black community in Greensboro. African Americans are encourage to patronize black-owned businesses whenever possible. The boycott was triggered by the workers strike at Industries of...
    • Sitters-In Invited to Return: Telecast To Commemorate Original Event

    • 1973-02-01
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • In this February 1, 1973 Greensboro Daily News article, Harvey Harris reports on an upcoming ABC News telecast entitled, Whatever Happened to the Greensboro 4. Filming for this telecast reunited the four original participants of...
    • [May Day Pageant scrapbook]

    • 1912
    • MSS349 May Day Pageant Scrapbook
    • This scrapbook, created by Laura McAllester, documents the 1912 May Day Pageant at the State Normal and Industrial College (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro). The scrapbook chiefly contains photographs of the 1912 May Day Pageant,...
    • Inalienable Rights

    • 1960-02-17
    • North Carolina Collection (Greensboro Public Library)
    • Article from the February 17, 1960, issue of the Greensboro Daily News. Originally appeared on page A-8. This editorial discusses the desire for equal right by African Americans.
    • Light Skinned Negroes Served At Counter

    • 1960-02-25
    • North Carolina Collection (Greensboro Public Library)
    • Article from the February 25, 1960, issue of the Greensboro Daily News. Originally appeared on page A-9. This article reports that two light-skinned African Americans were served at the lunch counter immediately before joining the demonstration in...
    • Treated Like Enemy

    • 1960-02-26
    • North Carolina Collection (Greensboro Public Library)
    • Article from the February 26, 1960, issue of the Greensboro Daily News. Originally appeared on page A-8. This editorial comments on the social position of African Americans and other ethnic minorities in the United States.
    • Ohio Negroes Plan Protest against Café

    • 1960-03-07
    • North Carolina Collection (Greensboro Public Library)
    • Article from the March 7, 1960, issue of the Greensboro Record. Originally appeared on page A-1. The article reports that students in Xenia, OH plan to protest a local restaurant that refuses to serve African Americans.
    • Negroes to Decide on Protest

    • 1960-03-07
    • North Carolina Collection (Greensboro Public Library)
    • Article from the March 7, 1960, issue of the Greensboro Daily News. Originally appeared on page B-5. The article reports a meeting held by African Americans in Danville, VA to discuss picketing a local Thalimer's store.
    • Boycott of Stores is Advised

    • 1960-03-17
    • North Carolina Collection (Greensboro Public Library)
    • Article from the March 17, 1960, issue of the Greensboro Daily News. Originally appeared on page A-11. The article reports on a statement made by the NAACP urging African Americans to boycott chains that have segregated lunch counters in the South...
    • Blood, Sweat, and Toil

    • 1960-03-20
    • North Carolina Collection (Greensboro Public Library)
    • Article from the March 20, 1960, issue of the Greensboro Daily News. Originally appeared on page D-5. This editorial responds to a previously published letters and discusses the sacrifices and efforts made by African Americans.

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