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Bernard F. Roeder
Berry O'Kelly

Born circa 1861 in Orange County, North Carolina. O'Kelly was a prominent Wake County entrepreneur, business leader, philanthropist, and educational advocate, who championed the uplift of African American citizens through the building of schools, political campaigning, and civic leadership.

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Bertha Mae Rice Boone

Born August 23, 1893, in North Carolina. Under the name Berter Rice, she gave testimony via affidavit during an investigation into alleged abuse of laborers by the management of the Tallassee Power Company at Badin, North Carolina. At that time, she was a cook in the home of Louis Nachman.

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Bessie Bookrum Badham

Bessie Bookrum Badham, born in Chowan County, North Carolina, on July 8, 1898.

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Beth Beddingfield
Beulah Verl Clapp Thompson

Born November 8, 1901, in Guilford County, North Carolina. She married John Osbon Thompson in 1937. In 1920, she provided testimony in an investigation into an attempted lynching in Alamance County. She was a longtime resident of Graham, North Carolina, at which place she worked in a textile mill for many years.

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Beverly Sampson Royster

Born in Granville County, North Carolina, on January 17, 1865. Royster, a lawyer by training and profession, was a long-time member of the North Carolina National Guard, joining the service in 1886. Working his way up the ranks, he was twice appointed Adjutant General. His first stint lasted from June 1916 to August 1917 under the governorships of Locke Craig and Thomas Bickett. Upon the resignation of Lawrence W. Young, Bickett turned again to Royster to fill the position, and he served this second assignment as Adjutant General from September 1918 to June 1920.

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Board of Trade
Bobby
Boyd Ruffin Trollinger

Born May 4, 1887, in Graham, North Carolina. In 1920, Trollinger provided testimony in an investigation into an attempted lynching in Graham. At the time, Trollinger was the night-time police officer for the town.

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Brotherhood of Railroad Carmen Organization
Buck Parrish

In 1920, employed by Golden Belt Manufacturing Company in Durham, NC. 

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Bunk Hairston

Wanted for allegedly murdering Stokes County deputy sheriff Reid P. Joyce in April 1920.

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Burrell S. Franklin

Commissioner in Wake County in Nov 1918

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C. A. Shepard

African American doctor in Durham NC in 1919

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C. D. Hazel

Rev. in the AME Zion Church

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C. Dillard

Most likely Clarence Dillard, born in Talladega County, Alabama, about 1858. A graduate of both Howard and Lincoln universities, Dillard was a Presbyterian minister and principal of the segregated grade school in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

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C. M. Brown

Chairman, Employees' Committee (presumably of the Pilot Cotton Mills, Consolidated Textile Corporation)

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C. M. Wilson

Member of the building committee of the State School for the Blind in 1920.

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C. S. Wynns

Student at A & T, Junior Class in 1916-1917, from Bertie Co NC

Caldwell Houston

Man shot during the car barn tragedy in Charlotte NC in Aug 1919

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Calvin Jeremiah Deal

Born December 22, 1854, in Enochville [Rowan County], North Carolina. Deal was president of the Corriher Mills Company, secretary of the Linn Cotton Mills, and the mayor of Landis, North Carolina, until his death in December 1921.

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Calvin Scott Brown

Born March 23, 1859, in Salisbury, North Carolina. A graduate of Shaw University, Brown was an educator and minister. During World War I, he promoted Liberty Bonds in support of the American war effort. For fifty-two years he was principal of Chowan Academy, a school he founded in 1885 to serve the needs of African American students in Hertford County and the surrounding areas.

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Carl Elias Milliken

Born July 13, 1877, in Pittsfield, Maine. Milliken was the governor of Maine from 1917 to 1921.

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Carroll L. Mulliken

Born March 21, 1885, in Talbot, Maryland. Mulliken was a lifelong carpenter, cabinet maker, and upholsterer. 

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Charles A. Vogler

Born January 27, 1886, in Salem, North Carolina. Vogler was solicitor and later judge for the city of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Charles Alexander Scott

Charles Alexander Scott, born in Goldsboro, North Carolina, on September 24, 1883. Scott was employed in his father's (Joseph James Scott) house moving business. He died of influenza on November 1, 1918 at the height of the Spanish Flu epidemic.

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Charles Alonzo Scott

Born February 8, 1867, in Alamance County, North Carolina. In 1898, Scott founded the National Bank of Alamance, for which institution he served as cashier, vice president, and, later, president. In 1920, he provided testimony in an investigation into an attempted lynching in Alamance County.

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Charles Banks McNairy

Born June 14, 1867, in North Carolina. McNairy was a physician who served as the superintendent of the Caswell Training School in Kinston, North Carolina, from 1914 to 1925.

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Charles C. Thompson

Born April 7, 1871, in Alamance County, North Carolina. Thompson was a school teacher, barber, and civil servant. In 1920, he provided testimony in an investigation into an attempted lynching in Alamance County.

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Charles Clinton Spaulding

Born in Columbus County, North Carolina, on August 1, 1874. Spaulding's prolific career with North Carolina Mutual--a black-owned, Durham-based company that focused its business on meeting the insurance needs of black citizens--is well documented. Spaulding leveraged his status as one of Durham's leading businessmen and pillar of the city's Black Wall Street to support innumerable philanthropic causes, particularly in the realm of education.

Charles Daniel Storey

Born December 16, 1867, in Alamance County, North Carolina. Storey served as sheriff of Alamance County from 1916 to 1928. Storey failed to prevent the formation of a lynch mob in July 1920, leading to a confrontation between would-be lynchers and militia soldiers from the Durham Machine Gun Company. The incident resulted in the death of one white county citizen, James Ray, and the wounding of another. A second lynch mob formed the following month, and despite the recent turmoil, Sheriff Storey refused the request of Gov. Thomas W. Bickett to transport the prisoner to Raleigh for safe-keeping. The lynch mob succeeded this time, taking the life of John Jeffress. Storey later claimed he and six armed guards were "overpowered" while transporting the prisoner to the county jail. Despite his failures, Storey wasn't removed from office until he lost to a Republican candidate for sheriff in the 1928 election.

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Charles Edward Hatcher

Charles Edward Hatcher, born in Goldsboro, North Carolina, on November 27, 1888. During World War I, Hatcher was an employee of the United States Postal Service until he was inducted into the army on April 27 ,1918. Hatcher served overseas with the Headquarters Company of the all-African American 366th Infantry Regiment from June 15, 1918 to February 28, 1919 and was honorably discharged from the service on March 19, 1919.

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Charles Edwin Stewart

Born March 6, 1884, in Detroit, Michigan. Stewart was pastor of the Ebenezer A. M. E. Church in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Charles Evans Hughes

Born April 11, 1862, in Glens Falls, New York. Hughes served as governor of the state of New York, justice of the United States Supreme Court, and United States Secretary of State.

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Charles Floyd Clapp

Born January 10, 1897, in Guilford County, North Carolina. Clapp was a veteran of World War I, having served in the United States Navy from July 31, 1918, to December 24, 1918. In 1920, he provided testimony in an investigation into an attempted lynching in Alamance County. From 1936 until his death in 1956, he operated the Clapp Furniture Company in Burlington.

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Charles Francis Meserve

Born July 15, 1850, in Abington, Massachusetts. A lifelong educator and administrator, Meserve ascended to the presidency of Shaw University in Raleigh in 1894. He remained at the helm of the university until 1919, stewarding the student body and campus through the tumultuous years of World War I.

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Charles Garrett Worley

Born September 3, 1882, in Asheville, North Carolina. Worley was a carpenter by training and secretary-treasurer of the North Carolina chapter of the American Federation of Labor from 1918 to 1929.

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Charles Henry Phillips

Born March 15, 1866, in Alamance County, North Carolina. Phillips was a superintendent for the L. Banks Holt Manufacturing Company in Graham. In 1920, he provided testimony in an investigation into an attempted lynching in that town.

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Charles M. Watkins

Born February 1, 1898, in Staunton, Virginia. Watkins was a private in the Durham Machine Gun Company, a national guard unit. In July 1920, he deployed with his company to Alamance County on orders from the governor to protect three African American men from a lynch mob. 

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Charles Reed Plott

Born January 18, 1880, in Virginia. Plott was an employee of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad who helped lead a movement to combat profiteering and overinflation of food, clothing, and housing in post-war (World War I) Wilmington.

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Charles Rivers Frazer

Charles Rivers Frazer, born in Auburn, Alabama, on August 3, 1879. Frazer was a graduate of Shaw University and the University of Chicago and in 1910 became Shaw's first black dean, a position he held until 1921.

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Charles Rozzelle Hilton

Born March 28, 1883, in North Carolina. Hilton was a laborer at the Nokomis Cotton Mill in Lexington, North Carolina.

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Charles Samuel Lafayette Alexander Taylor

Born circa 1859 in South Carolina. (As he was born a slave, it's likely Taylor didn't know his birthday or how old he was.) Before the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, Taylor was enslaved in Union County, North Carolina, making shoes for A. A. Laney and Patterson Houston. During the war, the shoe business continued under Confederate government contract, and the shoes Taylor made, from wood and cloth due to a leather shortage, adorned the feet of soldiers fighting for the right to keep him enslaved. Following the war, Taylor attended Quaker schools and eventually opened his own barber shop on East Trade Street in Charlotte.

Taylor was extremely active in the African American community in Charlotte. He served as captain of the African American volunteer fire company called the Neptune Volunteer Fire Company. From May 4, 1885, to May 2, 1887, he was an alderman representing the third ward of the city of Charlotte. In 1887, Taylor organized an all-African American company of the national guard in Charlotte in 1887, for which unit he served as captain. The company was rolled into the Third North Carolina Regiment of Volunteers during the Spanish American War, and Taylor was promoted to lieutenant colonel of the organization.

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Charles Swan

African American man, resident of Pamlico County, NC

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Charles Washington Howard

Born on April 16, 1886, in Durham County, North Carolina. Howard was manager of the La Grange, North Carolina, branch of the tobacco enterprise J. M. Edmunds & Co. In 1927, Howard moved to Greenville, North Carolina, and opened his own tobacco business--Greenville Tobacco Company--which he operated until his death in 1953.

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Charlie Hyman

Born in April 1899 in North Carolina. Hyman suffered from an undiagnosed psychological condition which required his admission to the state insane asylum in Raleigh in late 1919. Tragically, Hyman died the next year from the effects of tuberculosis, just seven months after arriving at the institution. He was the son of Robert and Ann Hyman of Edgecombe County, North Carolina.

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Charlie Lacy Elliott

Born in Cumberland County, North Carolina, on April 24, 1899. Though he registered for the draft and was singled out by Gov. Thomas W. Bickett for service during World War I, he doesn't seem to have actually been inducted into the military--he had no service card and the 1930 census has "no" written in the column designating veteran status. Elliott was a minister later in life.

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Cicero Pilades Albright

Born January 16, 1855, in Graham, North Carolina. Albright was Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners for Alamance. In July 1920, he contacted the governor's office to request assistance in putting down a lynch mob.

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Clarence Albert Shore

Born November 26, 1873, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Shore was a physician who served as director of the North Carolina Laboratory of Hygiene in Raleigh from 1908 to 1933.

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