Myers Park Baptist Church May Fellowship Day
@ University of North Carolina at Charlotte
DescriptionThis series includes one-sheet memorandums, newspaper clippings and magazine articles.Charlotte mayor (from 1957-1961) James Saxon Smith formed the Mayor's Friendly Relationship Committee (MFRC) in response to student organized sit-ins at lunch counters in some of uptown Charlotte's major white-owned establishments on February 12, 1960. By July 1960, the MFRC had helped the lunch counter owners and student protesters come to an agreement which resulted in the integration of many of Charlotte's lunch counters. The work of the committee continued and expanded to explore broader community issues, and was renamed the Mayor's Community Relations Committee (MCRC) in 1961. This collection comprises papers related to the establishment and work of both committees, and includes correspondence, committee minutes, memorandums, pamphlets, and research materials on the subject of race relationships.Digitization made possible by funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.
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