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    • Larneice Spencer

    • African American women educators; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
    • Photograph of Larneice Spencer wearing a red hat and coat. Larneice Spencer (1941- ) was the 2002 NAACP New Hanover County Chapter Mother of the Year. She also was responsible for reactivating the NAACP New Hanover County Youth Chapter in 2002....
    • Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson

    • Anderson, Edwin Alexander, 1860-1933; Admirals--United States; World War, 1914-1918
    • Portrait of Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson. Admiral Edwin Alexander Anderson (1860-1933) was born in Wilmington, NC. He went on to fight in the Spanish-American War in 1898 and was promoted by an Act of Congress for his extraordinary heroism. ...
    • 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...
    • Ivey Hayes

    • Artists; African American artists
    • Ivey Hayes (1948-2012) was born in Pender County, NC. He earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and become a well-known and widely-respected artist in the Lower Cape Fear region. To earn a living, Hayes worked...
    • Joseph Walker Yates

    • Banking
    • Joseph Walker Yates, probably age 8. Joseph Walker Yates (1872-1941) was a business man in Wilmington, NC. He went to the University of North Carolina (now University of North Carolina Chapel Hill), graduating in 1894, and worked at the Atlantic...
    • North Carolina National Bank robbery

    • banks, robberies, Brunswick County, thefts
    • A robber rifles a teller's money drawer in a holdup at a North Carolina National Bank branch in Shallotte, N.C. His accompolice holds a pistol on the side of the teller's booth. The pair and a getaway driver made off with an undisclosed amount of...
    • Shawn Gallagher

    • Baseball; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Shawn Gallagher in a New Hanover High School uniform. Shawn Gallagher (1976- ) was a star baseball player at New Hanover High School in the early 1990s. He was drafted in the 5th round of the baseball draft in 1995 to the Texas Rangers, and...
    • 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...
    • Mary McLeod Bethune

    • Bethune, Mary McLeod, 1875-1955; National Council of Negro Women; African American women
    • Copy print of Mary McLeod Bethune. Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) was born in South Carolina, the daughter of slaves. From these beginnings she went on to found Bethune Cookman College in Daytona Beach, FL, and the National Council of Negro...
    • Captain William Herbert Bixby

    • Bixby, William Herbert, 1849-1928; New Hanover County Public Library (Wilmington, N.C.); United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Wilmington District
    • Photograph of William Herbert Bixby. William Herbert Bixby was a native of Massachusetts, born in 1849. He was the first District Engineer in Wilmington, NC, a post he held from 1884-1891. As District Engineer, Bixby supervised all river and...
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • 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...

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