Rencher Nicholas Harris papers, 1851-1980 and undated, bulk 1926-1965

Papers of Durham, North Carolina civic leader Rencher Nicholas Harris, the first African American city councilman in Durham, and the first African American man to sit on the Durham County Board of Education; Harris' service to Durham spanned the period following the Brown school desegregation decision of 1954 and continued throughout the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

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