The Charlotte Post Collection

The Charlotte Post Collection

The Charlotte Post Collection



About this collection

The Charlotte Post newspaper chronicles the African-American community in Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas. The newspaper was founded in 1878 and is published by The Charlotte Post Publishing Company. The Charlotte Post Collection at Johnson C. Smith University Archives is a large collection of photos that primarily span the ‘80’s through the early 2000’s.

There are portrait photos of celebrities, pastors, politicians, civic leaders along with event photos from speeches, award ceremonies and protests.

Popular Searches

Award ceremonies

Collection Highlights

Afro American Cultural Center
Norman Butler, one of three men serving a life sentence for the murder of Malcolm X
Photographs of comedian, Pearl Bailey
Photographs of jazz trumpeter, Scotey Barnhart

Related Materials

The Charlotte Post in the North Carolina Newspapers Collection at Digital NC.

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