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    • Charles W. Chesnutt

    • Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932; Riots--North Carolina--Wilmington--History--19th century; African Americans--North Carolina
    • Copy print of a black and white photograph of Charles W. Chesnutt. Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1858-1932) was an author who made frequent visits to Wilmington, NC. His family was from Fayetteville, NC, though he was born in Cleveland, OH. His...
    • Members of the Wilmington Ten

    • Blacks--Civil Rights; State action (Civil rights)--United States--Cases; African American--History
    • Photograph of the members of the Wilmington Ten amongst a crowd standing in front of City Hall. The Wilmington Ten, a group made up of nine young African American men and one white woman, were all convicted in a case that made national news in...
    • Baseball in Wilmington

    • Baseball--North Carolina--Wilmington--History
    • Photograph of Philadelphia Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles in front of the entrance to the Sunset Park subdivision. This picture commemorates when the Philadelphia Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles professional baseball teams played an...
    • William Dallas "Joe" Wright II

    • Blacks--Civil Rights
    • Portrait of Joe Wright. William Dallas "Joe" Wright II (1952-1990) was born in Wilmington on December 25, 1952. Wright was one of the youngest members of the Wilmington 10, all of whom were convicted in a case that made national news in 1972....
    • Isaac Bear School, 2nd Grade Class

    • Children; Second Grade (Education)
    • Photograph of the Isaac Bear School 2nd Grade Class, 1939-40, standing on the school steps. The picture was donated by Betty Loughlin Sylivant (1932- ), who is on the far right of the third row from the bottom. From left to right: Row 1 - Faye...
    • Alice Heron London

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    • Studio portrait of Alice Heron London. Alice Heron London (1814-1881) was born in Wilmington, NC, and married Platt Ketchum Dickinson in 1845. They had no children, but Alice and her husband raised her nephew, Pembroke Jones, as their own when his...
    • Inet Hardison

    • Federal government--United States--Finance--Management
    • Photograph taken from online obituary. Inet Raines Hardison (1922-2013) was born in Wayne County, NC, the daughter of David G Raines and Dora Ethridge Raines. She was married to James R. Hardison, Sr. and was a member of Persall Memorial...
    • Charlie Soong

    • Missionaries--China--Biography; Publishers and publishing; Industrialists
    • Newspaper clipping of studio portrait of Charlie Soong. Soong (1863?-1918), who was born in China, set sail for Boston, MA, with his uncle in the Spring of 1878. Unsatisfied with his life as a salesman in his uncle's shop, Charlie escaped Boston...
    • Robert Buzz Peterson

    • Basketball--North Carolina--Chapel Hill; Basketball Coaches
    • picture caption: "Mug shot for Sports briefs - Buzz Peterson, North Carolina" Robert "Buzz" Peterson (1963- ) is the current head coach of the UNC Wilmington Seahawks men's basketball team. A star high school basketball player, he played...
    • Motor Corps

    • World War, 1914-1918--Women--United States
    • A photograph of women in the Motor Corps. The caption reads "Just a part of our Motor Corps, Wilmington North Carolina." Names included on the photograph, left to right: Fennell (possibly Charlotte), Dickinson, Lewis, Bluethenthal, Rankin,...
    • James Isaac Metts

    • Soldiers--Confederate States of America--Biography; Kinston (N.C.); Civil War campaigns; Johnson Island Prison
    • Original picture of Mr. James Isaac Metts, used for the engraving in "Biographical History of North Carolina" by Samuel Ashe. James Isaac Metts (1842-1921) was born in Kinston, NC, and moved to Wilmington, NC at age six. He joined the...
    • St. Mark's Episcopal Mission Church School

    • Church schools--United States; African American--History; African American educators
    • Photograph of teachers and students in front of St. Mark's Episcopal Church Mission School. The Mission School was founded in 1920 by Ethel Bernard. It was located at 719 Harnett Street, Wilmington, NC and overseen by the Rev. Edward S. Willett,...
    • Kathryn Grayson, Azalea Queen X

    • Grayson, Kathryn, 1922-2010; North Carolina Azalea Festival (Wilmington, N.C.)--History; Cape Fear Garden Club (Wilmington, N.C.)--History
    • Kathryn Grayson, Azalea Queen X, cutting the ribbon at the home of Mrs. Bruce B. Cameron during the 1957 Azalea Festival. Eleanor Spence LeGrand Hervey stands in the background. Kathryn Grayson (1922-2010) was a popular singer and actress and a...
    • Boney Family Architects

    • Architects--North Carolina-- Biography
    • Family photograph of the Boneys. From right to left: Leslie Norwood Boney, Sr., Leslie Boney, Jr., William Joseph Boney, Charles Hussey Boney, Paul Boney in front. Leslie Norwood Boney (1880-1964) was a well-known and respected architect in...
    • Bishop Herbert Bell Shaw

    • Shaw, Herbert Bell, 1908-1980; African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church; African Americans--North Carolina--Wilmington
    • Photograph of Bishop Shaw standing at the altar of an African Methodist Episcopal Zion (A.M.E.Z) church. Bishop Herbert Bell Shaw (1908-1985) was born in Wilmington, NC and received his early education from local public schools. He later...
    • Captain Richard Porsm Paddison

    • Soldiers--Confederate States of America--Biography; Steamboat workers
    • Portrait of Captain Richard Porsm Paddison. Richard Porsm Paddison (1839-1915) was born in Harper's Ferry, VA. He studied pharmacy and moved to Boston, MA to work until the outbreak of the Civil War, when he returned to his father's home in South...
    • Fred Eshelman

    • Pharmacy--Research; Drugs--Research; Philanthropists
    • Fred Eshelman in his office. Fredric Neville Eshelman (1948- ) founded the Wilmington-based Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc. in 1985. He is the CEO and President. He is a 1972 graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill...
    • Omar ibn Said

    • Said, Omar ibn, 1770?-1863 or 1864; African American--History; Authors
    • Photograph of Omar ibn Said. Omar ibn Said (1770?-1863?), known as "Uncle Moreau" was born in Africa. He was bought by an American slave trader in 1807 and taken to Charleston, SC. Moreau escaped in 1810 and fled to Fayetteville, NC where he was...

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