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    • Orr Farm Blueberries

    • North Carolina, Pender County, farms, farming, crops, fruits,
    • 4 caucasian and 3 African American workers are sorting and packing blueberries in a barn-like building at the J.W. Orr farm off U.S. 421 near Currie.
    • Carolina Beach Pavilion

    • trains, railroads, beaches, tourists, visitors
    • A marsh view of the Carolina Beach Pavilion, showing railroad track and visitors on the porch. Three American flags fly from the rooftop. The building built by Captain John W. Harper in 1887 burned down on December 8, 1910.
    • Waterfront - Cape Fear River - Wilmington.

    • Waterfront, Cape Fear River, Freighter, American Molasses Terminal, Tidewater Gas Works, Castle Street
    • A molasses freighter is tied up at the American Molasses Terminal. The three smoke stacks of the Tidewater Gas Works at the foot of Castle Street, can be seen at left.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Post Office Park - Corner, North Second and Chestnut streets.

    • Post Office Park, N. Second Street, Chestnut Street, Murchison Building, Cape Fear Hotel, Cape Fear Club, Post Office
    • At left is the old stone post office, with the Murchison Building towering in the background. The tops of the Murchison Bank/Acme Buildings, the Morning Star Building and the Friendly Cafeteria are from left to right on Chestnut Street. The Cape...
    • Brown-Lord House

    • Basement timbers indicate house was here prior to the American Revolution. Robert Wells purchased this property in 1773. John Brown married Annabella Wells and lived here for many years. Property inherited by Columbia Brown Lord in 1857. Remained...
    • Williston High School

    • Begun in 1865 by the Freedman's Bureau as an elementary school for blacks; then operated by the American Missionary Association and named for Massachusettes benefactor Samuel Williston. It became the city's first public school for blacks when...
    • 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...
    • William D. McCann

    • United States. Navy; San Francisco (Calif.)
    • Black and white head shot of Mr. McCann in U. S. Navy uniform used in online obituary. William D. McCann (1932-2013) was born in San Francisco, CA, and passed away in Wilmington, NC. He served in the United States Navy during WWII. In 1974 he...
    • Rachel Freeman

    • School boards--African American membership; Elizabethtown (N.C.); African American Women
    • Black and white head shot photograph of Rachel Freeman, used in a newspaper article. Rachel Freeman (1941-1996) was born in Elizabethtown, NC. She attended Williston High School but did not graduate. She served ten years on the New Hanover...
    • Victoria Lofton

    • African American women--North Carolina
    • black and white photograph of Victoria Lofton. Victoria Lofton (nee Williams) (1883-1949) was a very active member of the Wilmington black community. She led the local branch of the United Order of Tents, a mutual aid society for the black...


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