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5804
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The Briarhoppers, a long-time performing group on Charlotte radio station WBT, received a 2002 North Carolina Folklore Society Brown-Hudson Award. The string band, organized in 1935, has performed for 67 years. The group is seen by musicologists as \"an important link between the music of the pre-industrial South and the full-blown commercial country sounds of the late twentieth century.\"
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18875
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In the antebellum South, building artisans were often black slaves. In Charlotte, North Carolina during the first years of the 20th-century, W.W. Smith rose from the ranks of building tradesman to architect, designing substantial structures in Charlotte and Salisbury.
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North Carolina Preservation (NoCar Oversize E 151 N6x), Vol. Issue 67, Spring 1987, p7-9, f
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21527
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This article examines North Carolina's experience with the Rosenwald Schools, using Mecklenburg County as the case study. Rosenwald Schools were an educational system for Southern black children who were excluded from white schools. Founded in the 1910s by Booker T. Washington and philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, the schools were a limited success. Over 5,300 schools were constructed throughout the South and Mecklenburg County had 26. By the 1930s though, the Rosenwald Foundation admitted that the schools were not accomplishing the desired effect of educating blacks to live in a white-dominated society. The foundation then stopped funding the schools in order to promote black and white cooperation through other methods.
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North Carolina Historical Review (NoCar F251 .N892), Vol. 65 Issue 4, Oct 1988, p387-444 , il, por, map, f Periodical Website
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8295
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By the 1950s, Malcolm McLean of Robeson County had built one of the country's biggest transportation firms, the McLean Trucking Company. In 1956, he turned an idea he had been thinking about since 1937 into a reality. His invention 'containerized shipping' revolutionized the world of shipping. His idea was to build a tractor-trailer truck in which the trailer part could be lifted onto a ship or onto railroad cars, without anyone touching the contents, and transported to a particular destination, where it was loaded back onto a truck and delivered to the customers.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 46 Issue 1, Fall 2006, p22-23, il
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36355
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Scancarelli received the award for his behind the scenes work recording and promoting musical traditions. He led recording teams, took photos, wrote liner notes, created cover art, and distributed annual LP recordings on his own label.