Remembering the Eastside Council

Feb. 28, 2007 Discussing the Eastside Council on Civic Affairs, from left: Jim Polk, Henry Wallace, Sarah Stevenson, Willie Davis, Leroy Polk and Malachi Greene. More here.
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Election returns from county commissioners primary

May 7, 1996 Sarah Stevenson was bested by Hoyle Martin in the May 1996 Democratic primary for the District 2 seat on the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners. The full PDF file of elections returns is here.
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‘Save Our Children’ program, 1991

July 11, 1991 This Charlotte Post article notes a social function for children and their parents who were involved in a support program at the Anita Stroud Program at Fairview Homes. The project brought together the Drug Education Center, the Charlotte club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., and the Anita Stroud Center. Sarah Stevenson is shown in ...
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Progress toward women’s rights?

Aug. 27, 1981 In an Observer news story about the prospects for the Equal Rights Amendment, reporter Wendy Fox catalogued the "the progress – measurable if not, some would say, astounding – that women have made in the last 100 years" toward gender equity. At this writing, Sarah Stevenson was Mecklenburg's only black female elected official.
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