Kelly Alexander (left) receiving charter for Charlotte NAACP

Kelly M. Alexander Sr.1940

UNC Charlotte J. Murrey Atkins Library

UNC Charlotte J. Murrey Atkins Library
Charlotte, United States

Kelly Alexander Sr. reactivated the dormant Charlotte branch of the NAACP in 1940, serving as its president from 1940-1944 and as its executive secretary from 1944 to his death in April 1985. Alexander built the North Carolina chapter into the largest chapter in the nation with over 120 branches statewide, earning the nickname “Mr. NAACP” through his tireless fieldwork throughout the state.


  • Title: Kelly Alexander (left) receiving charter for Charlotte NAACP
  • Creator: Kelly M. Alexander Sr.
  • Date Created: 1940
  • Location Created: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Subject Keywords: African Americans--Civil rights, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s). For more information, see (http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/), This material is protected by copyright. Copyright is held by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
  • External Link: Kelly M. Alexander, Sr. papers
  • Medium: Black and White Print

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