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    • George  Hardee

    • Coaches (Athletics); High schools; American Legion Baseball; Wilmington (N.C.). Parks and Recreation Department
    • George "Buck" Hardee standing by the sign at the newly named Buck Hardee field at Legion Stadium. George "Buck" Hardee (1927-2005) was born in Whiteville, NC. He played on a Whiteville American Legion baseball team that went to the National...
    • Hubert Eaton, Sr.

    • African American Physicians; Eaton, Hubert A. (Hubert Arthur), 1916-1991; African American tennis players; Segregation
    • Studio Portrait of Hubert Eaton, Sr. Hubert A. Eaton, Sr. (1916-1991) was born in Fayetteville, NC. He received his Bachelor of Science from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte NC in 1937, and went on to the University of Michigan, where he...
    • Frederick Cutlar Sadgwar, Sr.

    • African Americans--History; Carpenters; African American business enterprises; Freedmen's schools and textbooks
    • Copy of a photograph of Frederick C. Sadgwar, Sr. used in a newspaper story honoring him at the Cape Fear Museum. Frederick Cutlar Sadgwar, Sr. (1843-1925) was a local carpenter who did much to promote African American businesses in Wilmington,...
    • Mary Alice Jervay

    • African American Newspapers; African American women; African American--history
    • Photograph of Mary Alice Jervay. Mary Alice McNeill Jervay (1874-1948) was the wife of Robert Smith Jervay, who started a Wilmington weekly newspaper for African American readers in 1927 called "The Cape Fear Journal." She was originally a...
    • Henry Taylor

    • Free African Americans; Carpenters; African American businesspeople; African American freemasons.
    • Photograph of Henry Taylor, free African American. Henry Taylor (1823-1892) was a free African American man born in Fayetteville, NC. He moved to Wilmington, NC in 1850, where he worked as a carpenter. Family tradition says he worked on the...
    • James Benson Dudley

    • African American educators; African American newspaper editors; African American freemasonry; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
    • Studio portrait of James Dudley. James Benson Dudley (1859-1925)was born in Wilmington, NC, to John Bishop and Annie Hatch Dudley, who were slaves of Edward B. Dudley, Governor of North Carolina. He majored in elementary education at Shaw...
    • Cape Fear Region American Lung Association

    • ROTC, American Lung Association, Cape Fear Region, Raiders of New Hanover High School
    • ROTC emmber Dean North takes a break from stacking papers "just a little bit higher." Dean and other members of the ROTC group, Raiders of New Hanover High School help stack papers for the Cape Fear Region, American Lung Association paper drive....
    • John A. Moore

    • Moore, John A.; African American architects
    • Head shot of John A. Moore. John A. Moore (1888-1939) was born in Rock Hill, NC. During his lifetime he worked as an architect, contractor, and carpenter. He worked in DC as an architect in the Supervising Architect's Office in the U.S....
    • Parker David Robbins

    • Free blacks; African American legislators; African American--History; Patents; Steamboats
    • Photograph of a watercolor portrait of Park David Robbins in his Union army uniform. Parker David Robbins (1834-1917) was born in Bertie County, NC and lived the last decades of his life in Magnolia, NC. He was a free African American in...
    • Georgia Etta Orrell McClelland

    • American Legion. Auxiliary; Women
    • Pphotograph of an announcement that Mrs. Georgia Etta McClelland was elected President of the North Carolina Department, American Legion Auxiliary. Georgia Etta Orrell McClelland (1881?-1935) was the wife of Colonel Royce Stanley McClelland. She...
    • Dorothy B. Johnson

    • Educators; African American Women
    • Dorothy B. Johnson speaking at the downtown Hilton, Wilmington, NC. Dorothy B. Johnson (1914-1984) became the first African American to win public office in Wilmington, NC since the 1890s when she was elected to the Board of Education in 1976. ...
    • American Women's Business Association, Cape Fear Chapter

    • American Women's Business Association, Cape Fear Chapter, Pelligrino Properties, United Carolina Bank
    • Micki Weisner of Pellegrino Properties (right) sprints to the finish line during the American Business Association Strut. Nine 5-member teams competed in the walking relay race throughout downtown Wilmington Wed. afternoon to raise money for their...
    • Susan Wright Sampson Dudley

    • African American women; African American educators; African American--History; Women composers
    • Studio portrait of Susan Dudley. Susan Wright Sampson Dudley (1865-1933) was a teacher at the Peabody Free School in Wilmington, NC. She was the daughter of James D. Sampson and Minerva Kellogg Sampson. She married James Benson Dudley in 1882. ...
    • Post Office Park - North Second and Chestnut streets

    • Post Office Park, N. Second Street, Chestnut Street, Cape Fear Hotel, American Legion Hut, Ducks
    • With their rifles, three hunters display their dead ducks in Post Office Park. At left is the corner of the American Legion Hut and the Cape Fear Hotel is in the background. The American Legion Hut was first in Post Office Park. It was later, moved...
    • Nathan Xanthos

    • Police; Sons of the American Revolution
    • Head shot of Nathan Xanthos used in a newspaper article about his work with crime victim assistance. Nathan Paleologos Xanthos (1922-2005) was born and raised in Wilmington, NC. After graduating from Duke University, Xanthos attended graduate...
    • Post Office Park - North Second and Chestnut streets.

    • Post Office Park, N. Second Street, Chestnut Street, Cape Fear Hotel, American Legion Hut, Ducks
    • With their rifles, three hunters display their dead ducks in Post Office Park. At left is the corner of the American Legion Hut and the Cape Fear Hotel is in the background. The American Legion Hut was first in Post Office Park. It was later, moved...
    • St. Thomas The Apostle Church

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    • Gothic Revival style church built for Roman Catholic parish established January 1, 1845. Home church of The Rev. Thomas F. Price (1860-1919), co-founder of the Maryknoll Fathers, a missionary order, and James Gibbons (1834-1921), first Vicar...

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