Charles N. Hunter papers, 1850s-1932 and undated

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Title:Charles N. Hunter papers, 1850s-1932 and undated

Materials belonging to African American educator, journalist, and reformer Charles N. Hunter from Raleigh, North Carolina that discuss and illuminate the problems experienced by emancipated African Americans during Reconstruction and into the early 20th century, encompassing agriculture, business, race relations, reconstruction, education, politics, voting rights, and economic improvement. The collection is comprised of correspondence, scrapbooks of clippings, print material such as articles and reports, and other papers, all dating from the Civil War into the first few decades of the twentieth century. Other topics include Durham and Raleigh, North Carolina history; the temperance movement, Hunter's personal matters and family finances, the North Carolina Industrial Association, and the North Carolina Negro State Fair. Significant correspondents include Charles B. Aycock, Thomas W. Bickett, William E. Borah, Craig Locke, Josephus Daniels, W.E.B. Du Bois, Charles G. Dawes, John A. Logan, Lee S. Overman, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Charles Sumner, Zebulon B. Vance, and Booker T. Washington. There is also correpondence from two early African American congressmen, Henry P. Cheatham and George H. White. Also included is a draft of a speech given by Frederick Douglass in 1880 at the second Negro State Fair, and a fourth edition of Lunsford Lane's slave narrative.

Types:web sites | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Aycock, Charles B. (Charles Brantley), 1859-1912 | Bickett, Thomas Walter, 1869-1921 | Borah, William Edgar, 1865-1940 | Cheatham, Henry Plummer, 1857-1935 | Craig, Locke, 1860-1925 | Dawes, Charles Gates, 1865-1951 | Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895--Speeches | Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 | Hunter, Charles N., approximately 1851-1931 | Lane, Lunsford, 1803-approximately 1863 | Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886 | Overman, Lee S. (Lee Slater), 1854-1930 | Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 | Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 | Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 | Vance, Zebulon Baird, 1830-1894 | Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 | White, George H. (George Henry), 1852-1918 | North Carolina Industrial Association | North Carolina State Fair--History | African American business enterprises--North Carolina | African American farmers--North Carolina | African American teachers--North Carolina | African American teachers--Correspondence | African Americans--History | African Americans--Education--North Carolina | African Americans--Social conditions | African Americans--History | Educators--Correspondence | Educators--North Carolina--Raleigh | Fairs--North Carolina--Raleigh | Freedmen--North Carolina | Racism--United States | Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) | Temperance--United States | Durham (N.C.)--History | North Carolina--Politics and government | North Carolina--Social conditions | Race relations | North Carolina--Race relations | United States, North Carolina, Durham County, Durham, 35.9940329, -78.898619 | United States, North Carolina, Wake County, Raleigh, 35.772096, -78.6386145
Institution:Duke University Libraries
Contributors:David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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