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December 11, 2016

James Francis Shober, first known black physician with a medical degree to practice in North Carolina, was born in or near the Moravian town of Salem. He apparently was the son of Betsy Ann Waugh (1835–59), an eighteen-year-old mulatto slave. Circumstantial evidence su...

February 6, 2015

From 1887 until the early 1900s an all-black company of volunteers supplied much of the manpower for Charlotte's fledgling fire department.   

(The fire company took their name from 'The Neptune' hand pump fire engine that was built by William Jeffers.)

In the later...

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