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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Urban League Records

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Urban League Records

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Urban League records
MS0283

Summary Information

Repository
J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte
Creator
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Urban League.
Title
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Urban League records
ID
MS0283
Date
1981
Extent
0.1 Linear feet
Language
English
Mixed materials [Folder]
SFC3:283
Abstract
Records of a multi-service, non-profit agency, organized in 1978 to promote economic self-sufficiency among African American families and to seek racial inclusion in Mecklenburg County (N.C.) communities. Contains miscellaneous records of the Urban League for the year 1981 only, including membership reports and lists, financial reports, and an affiliate assessment report.

Preferred Citation note

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Urban League Records. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

In 1978, a sponsoring committee was created to explore the need for an urban league in Charlotte. The thrust for the committee was supported and initiated by a wide variety of interested citizens and groups, the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, and local elected officials. A study, conducted by Dr. Jonathan Benson of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Dr. C.D. Rippy of Johnson C. Smith University, concluded that there was a strong need for an organization that would give priority attention to minority needs, particularly in the jobs and skill-training area.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Urban League was incorporated November 6, 1978, and began offering services in November 1979. The objectives set forth in 1978 are still the primary focus of the Urban League and its supporters. The organization identified three priority program areas for the 1990s: employment, education, and racial inclusion. The League also offers several other programs, including evening computer classes, HUD-approved mortgage counseling programs, and basic skills training.

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Scope and Contents note

Records of a multi-service, non-profit agency, organized in 1978 to promote economic self-sufficiency among African American families and to seek racial inclusion in Mecklenburg County (N.C.) communities. Contains miscellaneous records of the Urban League for the year 1981 only, including membership reports and lists, financial reports, and an affiliate assessment report.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte 2001

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28223
704-687-1170
spec-coll@uncc.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Unknown.

Processing Information note

Processed by James Kusik, 2001.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Urban League

Subject(s)

  • African Americans--Education
  • African Americans--Social conditions
  • Community organization--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County
  • Occupational training--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County

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