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James McAllister and Williamson Fuller were both born in Fayetteville in the mid-19th-century. McAllister's wife was a slave owned by a distinguished Cumberland County family which included his friend Fuller. McAllister was so grateful for their friendship that he willed his property to Fuller. Fuller combined the five thousand dollars he received for selling the property and his own five thousand dollars worth of Bethlehem Steel Co. stock to create the â€œJames McAllister Fund.â€ It is not a charity; monies are distributed annually as Christmas gifts to â€œrecognize colored people who live in close community and harmony with both races.â€