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for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 92 Issue 2, April 2015
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During the age of Jim Crow, African Americans were denied access to shared public places, including leisure spaces. This article examines the establishment of Hammocks Beach as a blacks-only beach, while simultaneously highlighting the larger African American struggle for social freedom in North Carolina and challenging the progressive image of the state regarding integration.
In 1784, the state of North Carolina offered to cede the land from the North Carolina-Virginia border to Georgia, and from the Appalachian mountains to the Mississippi River and form a new state called \"Franklin.\" The article examines the intentions of those urging for Franklin's establishment and the nature of government and politics in post-Revolutionary North America.
From 1966 to 1978, the North Carolina General Assembly debated allowing counties and municipalities to vote on the sale of liquor-by-the-drink. Charlotte and Mecklenburg County became the center of the conflict, for while the city wanted to attract corporate headquarters from the financial and computer sector, many religious leaders organized grass-roots support to oppose the legalization of mixed-drink sales.