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Charlotte Black Gay Pride timeline and ephemera

Identifier: MS0464

Scope and Contents

Collected materials from Charlotte Black Gay Pride, circa 2013. Included are a timeline of Charlotte Black Gay Pride events dating from 2002 to the present, 1 polo shirt with the Charlotte Black Gay Pride logo, and 1 poster from the 2013 Charlotte Black Gay Pride parade.


  • Creation: circa 2013


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Charlotte Black Gay Pride Collection is the physical property of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte. 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.

Historical Note

In 2002, plans to host a Black Gay Pride event in Charlotte, North Carolina came to life. Spearheaded by Damon Blackman, owner of Dman Productions and Jermaine Nakia Lee, a talented artist and promoter; the inception of Charlotte's Black Gay Pride event began at Organik Funk. Recognizing the value of mentoring, networking and needed resources, Blackman connected with the International Federation of Black Prides in Washington DC, while Nakia Lee began working on funding and programming. Together Blackman (Chair) and Nakia Lee (Co-chair) – formed the first official CNCBGP board. This board consisted of Lynkoya Handy (Treasurer) and community activist Monica Simpson (Secretary). Together they worked diligently to present and host Charlottes First Black Gay Pride Celebration in 2005. Driven by the event's established purpose to empower and strengthen the visibility of LGBT people of the African Diaspora in the Charlotte Community, the event drew a record-breaking 7000+ attendees. The 2005 theme was "A New Day". In 2008, Charlotte NC Black Gay Pride set out to refocus its purpose, mission, and vision. Charlotte NC Black Gay Pride (CNCBGP) became Charlotte Black Gay Pride (CBGP) in August of 2008 with 501C3 non-profit status.

Source: "Our History," Charlotte Black Gay Pride (Website), accessed 2014 August 8,!about/c24vq.


3 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 oversize poster)

Language of Materials



Papers documenting Charlotte Black Gay Pride. Contains a timeline of Charlotte Black Gay Pride events, a poster from the 2013 Charlotte Black Gay Pride parade and a Charlotte Black Gay Pride polo shirt.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Charlotte Black Gay Pride, 2014 March.


Forms part of the King-Henry-Brockington LGBTQ+ Archive.

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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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