Plaintiffs in Challenge to Segregated Golf at Bonnie Brae

Kelly M. Alexander Sr.1954/1954

UNC Charlotte J. Murrey Atkins Library

UNC Charlotte J. Murrey Atkins Library
Charlotte, United States

On December 12, 1951, a group of prominent African American men challenged segregation by attempting to play golf at the publicly-owned Bonnie Brae Golf Course in Revolution Park in Charlotte, and were denied admission. Charles Leeper and fifteen others filed a petition in court later that month, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund took up their cause. Eventually, the courts determined that Bonnie Brae must integrate, which they did on January 8, 1957.


  • Title: Plaintiffs in Challenge to Segregated Golf at Bonnie Brae
  • Creator: Kelly M. Alexander Sr.
  • Date Created: 1954/1954
  • Location Created: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Subject Keywords: African Americans--Civil rights, African Americans--Segregation, Golf
  • 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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