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Tiger Historic Happenings

Since the organization of the Foundation in 1973, one of our missions has been to be a resource to the community to our partners and to individuals looking to find people, stories, images and information.


We have developed our archive from numerous donations and projects.  But we are more than an archive.  Working with colleagues and volunteers from the Foundation, we have created museum exhibits, books, interactive media, a documentary film, special events and on-camera interviews with Charlotte black leaders.

JCSU Library Creates a Collection for a Lifetime


The James Peeler Photography Archive Shows 50 years of African American LifeThe work continues to preserve and make public the images created by photographer James Peeler.  Mr. Peeler shot many people and places from Charlotte's African American community from the 1950s until his death in 2003.  His collection includes thousands of images that are now safely housed and being preserved by the staff at the James B. Duke Memorial Library at JCSU. 

House/Museum at

1905 Beatties Ford Road


Alumni and citizens can visit the House/Museum to see memorabilia from the high school and exhibits on the Second Ward neighborhood and other Charlotte neighborhoods that were home to the black community. 


Groups or individual may make appointments to visit or use the Foundation House at 1905 Beatties Ford Road in west Charlottte near the intersection of LaSalle Street. 


We are an all volunteer organization and do not have regular museum hours. Please call us at 704.398.9333 to arrange a visit.  

Second Ward High School Alumni House/Museum
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