Published in the Charlotte Observer Nov. 14, 1969, this is the full text of the proposed plan for desegregation of Charlotte’s schools that the Board of Education presented to the United States District Court
Aug. 29, 1970 Letter Reassigning Mrs. Emily Ivory to Double Oaks Elementary
Letter from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools reassigning Mrs. Emily Ivory, an African American teacher, to Double Oaks Elementary after the court-ordered desegregation was imposed. Donated by her daughter Darnell Ivory.
Feb. 20, 1970 Busing: Where It Is, Isn't
Feb. 20 1970 special section that discusses the particulars of the school busing case before the court
July 12, 1975 - School Desgregation Case finally closed after years of appeals
After years of appeals and court challenges, Judge McMillan announces that the case is closed and he does not intend to reopen it. The paper is filled with in-depth analysis of the history of the case.
Highway Commission Right of Way Letter to Emily Ivory
Letter from the NC State Highway Commission notifying Emily Ivory of 1631 Van Buren Ave in McCrorey Heights that her property would be acquired by right-of-way. Donated by Emily’s daughter, Darnell Ivory.
Charlotte Post article about the Northwest Expressway and McCrorey Heights
Article from the Charlotte Post about the Northwest Expressway coming through McCrorey Heights, with the Ivory home at 1631 Van Buren Ave. visible in the picture. Donated by Darnell Ivory.
1966 Map of Proposed Highways around Charlotte's core
Map from 1966 Charlotte Observer article detailing the proposed highways that would begin construction shortly to surround the city’s downtown core.
Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America site
Alfred Alexander describes his childhood memories of the bombing at the home of Kelly Alexander in Nov. 1965 in an interview with the University of NC at Charlotte. Used courtesy of UNCC Special Collections.
Article in the Charlotte Observer reflecting on the 50 year anniversary of the bombing attacks
Oct 29, 1966 Editorial
1966 Observer editorial discussing how residents displaced by the Northwest Expressway (mostly black residents) were not even compensated for their moving expenses because it was a city project while those moved by the North-South Expressway (mostly white residents) were since it was funded by the state.