Margaret Whitton Ray papers
Scope and Contents
This collection includes materials documenting Ray's tenure as chair of the Citizens Advisory Group, and is comprised of clippings; correspondence; findings and recommendations; reports; worksheets; notes; the CAG plan for pupil reassignment; and the joint proposal for school assignment that was ultimately approved.
- Creation: 1972 - 1974
- Ray, Maggie W. (Margaret Whitton) (Person)
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Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
Biographical / Historical
The Citizens Advisory Group (CAG) was formed by Margaret Ray in November, 1973 to develop pupil assignment guidelines for integrating Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools as an alternative to the more conservative integration plan proposed by Charlotte-Mecklenburg school administrators.
The group's 25 members were selected by their school "feeder area" or civic organization to speak to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education concerning their views on pupil assignment. Organizing itself into an advisory group to the Board of Education and its staff, CAG adopted a set of guidelines, which were presented to the U.S. District Court in May, 1974. A compromise of the CAG and School Board plans was eventually accepted by U.S. District Court Judge James B. McMillan, who oversaw Charlotte-Mecklenburg school integration following the Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education Supreme Court decision. Ray is married to lawyer and former Mecklenburg County commissioner W. Thomas Ray.
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Language of Materials
Papers of the chair of the Citizens Advisory Group (CAG), formed in 1973 to develop pupil assignment guidelines for integrating Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools. Includes clippings, correspondence, findings and recommendations, reports, worksheets, notes, the CAG plan for pupil reassignment, and the joint proposal for school assignment that was ultimately approved.
The Margaret Whitton Ray Papers are organized into an alphabetical folder title series and one Photographs series.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Margaret Ray, 1986.
Updated by: Rita Johnston, October 2014.
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