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    • Alex Manly

    • Armstrong Association of Philadelphia; African American newspaper editors; Wilmington Race Riot, Wilmington, N.C., 1898
    • Portrait of Alex Manly. Alex Manly (1866-1944) was born in Wake County, North Carolina to parents who were freed slaves of Governor Charles Manly. It is believed that Alex Manly is the son of Governor Manly. He attended the Hampton Institute where...
    • Althea Gibson

    • Gibson, Althea, 1927-2003; African American Women tennis players
    • Althea Gibson at the tennis court of Dr. Hubert A. Eaton, Sr. where she learned tennis in her early years. Althea Gibson (1927-2003) was the first black tennis player to win the Australian Doubles, French Open, United States Open, and Wimbledon...
    • Amelia R. Martin

    • African American nurses
    • Photograph of Amelia Martin wearing a silver dress and matching hat. Amelia Martin (1940- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. She graduated from Williston Senior High School in 1958 and the Community School of Nursing in 1962. She was the second black...
    • Angela Walker, Miss Wilmington 1981

    • Pageants; African American women
    • Angela Walker, Miss Wilmington 1981 Angela Walker (1960- ) was the first black Miss Wilmington. She was the first runner up in the contest, but became Miss Wilmington when the original winner of the title, Lynn Williford, won the title of Miss...
    • Anthony Moran

    • Purple Heart; Pender County (N.C.); African American veterans
    • Corporal Anthony Moran outside. Corporal Anthony Moran from Pender County, NC, was awarded a Purple Heart medal. The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the president to members of the armed forces wounded...
    • Aquilla Day

    • Free African Americans; Furniture making; Day, Thomas, 1748-1789
    • Portrait of a woman thought to be Aquilla Day, wife of Thomas Day. Aquilla Wilson Day (1830- ) was the wife of Thomas Day, a renowned artisan, furniture maker, woodworker, and a free black living in North Carolina. They married on January 7, 1830....
    • Bellamy Mansion Fire (2)

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, historical district, historic buildings, 5th & Market St, mansions, fires, antique furniture, antebellum architecture
    • The terrible destruction caused by a fire in the Bellamy Mansion is shown by the debris littered floor, peeling wallpaper, scorched furniture [sideboards, table holding condiment containers, silver water pitcher and silver covered dish] in what...
    • Bernice Foy Pridgen

    • New Hanover County (N.C.)
    • Obiturary photograph from the Star News Bernice Foy "Nana" Pridgen (1922-2011) was born and died in New Hanover County. She lived in the Scotts Hill community.
    • Bertha Boykin Todd & Rosalind Moore Mosley

    • Todd, Bertha Boykin 1929- ; African American Women
    • Bertha Boykin Todd (r) and Rosalind Moore Mosley (l) at the dedication of the Bottle Chapel at Airlie Gardens. Bertha Boykin Todd (1929- ) is a native of Sampson County, NC as well as an author, educator and civil rights leader. She was the...
    • Betty Foy Scavella

    • African American women
    • Newspaper clipping of Betty Foy Scavella. Betty Foy Scavella (1913-2010) was a New Hanover County, NC resident. Her funeral service was held at Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church and she was buried in Pollocks Cemetery in Scotts Hill, NC.
    • 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...
    • Bishop James Walker Hood

    • Hood, James Walker, 1831-1918; African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
    • Black and white copy print of a drawing of Bishop Hood. James Walker Hood (1831-1918) was sent as a church Elder to do mission fieldwork in North Carolina. He was Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1868 to 1870, and he co-founded...
    • Black History Month

    • Brunswick County, North Carolina, African Americans, heritage, cultures,
    • Rev. Seth Moulton (sitting) and Rev. Nathaniel Legay(standing) speak with children of various ages from Evergreen A.M.E. Zion Church in Delco. The girl with hands folded in front is Moulton's daughter, Yude age 10. The reverends and some of the...
    • Black History Month

    • North Carolina, plays, sports casters, WWAY-TV-3
    • Joyce Grear, left, Gene Motley and Cathy Gant rehearse a scene from Wine in the Wilderness written by Alice Childress, as part of the festivities of the Umoja Festival, which is an African American cultural celebration.
    • Blueberry Farm

    • North Carolina, farming, fruits, produce, blueberries
    • A woman (wearing an Adidas tee and Meredith College shorts) weighs a large wooden bucket of blueberries on a portable scale as a young African American boy (wearing a ball cap that reads Chemical Serv Company Grace)looks on. A metal cash box is on...
    • Bonnie Murray

    • African American women educators
    • Photograph of Bonnie Murray in the North Carolina Room of the New Hanover County Public Library. Bonnie Murray ( ) was an educator in the New Hanover County School System for 35 years. She was originally from Fayetteville, NC, but has lived in...
    • Brown Marsh Presbyterian Church

    • Bladen County, North carolina, African Americans, cemeteries, historical places, religious buildings
    • This is the oldest church in Bladen County, located 2 miles north of Clarkton. Built in 1818 out of cypress by Thomas Sheridan, a free black carpenter. It is an example of the plain meeting house style of Scots Presbyterians. It and the cemetery...
    • Caroline Sadgwar Manley

    • Sopranos (Singers); African American Women
    • Photograph of Caroline Sadgwar Manley. Caroline Sadgwar Manley (1871-1965) was born in Wilmington, NC. She was a student at the Gregory Normal School and was awarded a scholarship to attend Fisk University in Nashville. Known as "Carrie," she...
    • Caterina Jarboro

    • Jarboro, Caterina; Opera; African American women
    • Caterina Jarboro talking to well-wishers during a visit to Wilmington in the early 1980s. Caterina Jarboro (1898-1986) was born Catherine Yarborough in Wilmington, NC. She was baptized at St. Thomas Catholic Church, and attended the church school...

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