On this date, July 12, 1984, nearly thirty years ago, Walter Mondale, the leading Democratic presidential candidate, announced that he had chosen Representative Geraldine Ferraro of New York as his running mate. Ferraro, a daughter of Italian immigrants, had previously gained notoriety as a vocal advocate of women's rights in Congress.
Visit Special Collections and explore the many manuscript collections related to “Women and Politics.” Here are just a few.
Today, we recognize Frederick Douglas Alexander who was born on this date, February 21, 1910.
Alexander was Charlotte's first African American member of the Chamber of Commerce as well as the first African American city councilmen.
To learn more about Frederick Douglass Alexander, visit Special Collections.