Frederick D. Alexander, Second Ward High School Class of 1926
Frederick “Fred” Alexander graduated Second Ward High school in 1926 and pursued a lifelong career of civil justice, politics, and business. Fred Alexander was elected to Charlotte City Council, the first African American on the Council since 1890. His brother Kelly Alexander Sr., was the co-founder of the Charlotte N.A.A.C.P (his letters are on display). Together, Frederick and Kelly Alexander helped to desegregate the city of Charlotte, fight for equal rights for African American citizens, and support their communities through civic leadership. (Courtesy J. Murrey Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte).