Community

  • 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.
  • Fundraising with the Strouds
    March 2, 2006 Sarah Stevenson joined Gerson and Daisy Stroud in a fund-raiser to create scholarships at the Gerson L. and Daisy Spears Stroud Foundation.
  • Women’s Equality Day 2005
    Aug. 28, 2005 Sarah Stevenson was co-chair of the Women’s Commission Advisory Board as the group  honored four women and one business at a ceremony at Marshall Park.  
  • Law Day 2005
    May 1, 2004 John Lewis was guest speaker at the Mecklenburg Bar’s annual Law Day observance.
  • National Day of Prayer
    May 3, 2002 Sarah Stevenson’s hands caught the attention of an Observer photographer at the Charlotte observance of National Day of Prayer on May 2.  
  • 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 ...
  • Endorsed for county board seat
    April 29, 1996 Sarah Stevenson was among those endorsed by the Charlotte Observer in the run-up to the May 6, 1996 primary election.
  • Life membership in NANBPWC
    July 23, 1993 Sarah Stevenson pays her fee for lifetime membership in the National Association of Negro Business & Professional Women’s Association, Inc.
  • ‘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. ...
  • ‘Queen of the Nile’ fundraiser nets $9,000
    May 21, 1987 The Charlotte Post reported on the Afro-American Cultural Center’s first fundraiser.
  • Speech by Joseph Lowery
    March 10, 1983 The Rev. Joseph Lowery was third president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference on the day he spoke to a Charlotte audience.
  • Black Female Church Forum planned
    Sept. 10, 1981 Sarah Stevenson was among the speakers at the first Black Female Church Forum held at First United Presbyterian Church, 201 E. 7th St.
  • 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 ...
  • 1976 profile of Sarah Stevenson
    Oct. 13, 1976 The Observer’s Vanessa Gallman apparently wrote this Observer profile in connection with a UNCC class studying “Black Women in America.”