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BLACK HISTORY MONTH
February 15, 1996
Neighborhoods center of black life in Charlotte
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Brooklyn were the Ebeneezer
Baptist Church, at Davidson
and Third, established in the
early 1880s and Grace AME
Zion, organized in 1886. In
1894, Bishop T.H. Lomax
brought the national AME
Zion Publishing House to
Second Ward. It first stood on
South College Street and later
on Second and Brevard. It is
currently housed on Second
Street. The area around the
publishing house was vital and
dynamic. Only the Grace AME
Zion Church, built in 1902,
and the MIC Building, built in
1921 as an office building for
black professionals, attest to
this once-thriving community.
A “colored” library built in
1903 and the home of Dr. J.T.
Williams also stood on South
Col. Charles Young Post
between First and Second
Streets. First Baptist (col
ored), which split from the
white First Baptist Church in
1867, built a church on South
Church Street in 1870. A
Peabody School, partially
funded by northern philan
thropists, was established for
black students on South Mint
Street in the 1870s.
St. Michael’s Training and
Industrial School, under the
auspices of St. Michael’s and
All Angels, a black Episcopal
congregation, was established
in 1891. Good Samaritan
Hospital, by many accounts
the first privately run hospital
exclusively for blacks in the
United States, was organized
in 1888 through the efforts of
Mrs. Jane Wilkes and the
Episcopal Church. It was built
on South Mint Street.
By the 1890s, it appears that
Second Ward, also known as
168 Drum and Bugle Corps
Brooklyn, became the focal
point for Charlotte’s black
community. In 1879-80,
Second Ward’s population was
64 percent black. Black
churches, businesses, and resi
dences abounded in Brooklyn.
Among the many churches of
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