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Chapel Hill to unveil marker dedicated to local civil rights heroes
Monday, February 17, 2020
CHAPEL HILL – On Feb. 28, 1960, nine young men from Chapel Hill's all-black Lincoln High School sat at a booth in the Colonial Drug Store and sought the same service that was given to white customers. Their courageous step led to their arrest and sparked a decade of direct-action civil rights demonstrations in Chapel Hill. Sixty years later, the Town
Wake Forest University confronts slavery past through new project
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
WINSTON-SALEM – Over the past three years, Wake Forest University has focused on uncovering its connection and history with slavery through several ambitious initiatives. In addition to joining the Universities Studying Slavery consortium, Wake Forest launched the Slavery, Race and Memory project last spring. The project consists of a lecture series
Mexico once had a black president
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Vicente Guerrero is the only black person to be elected president of Mexico. He served in the role from April 1829 until February 1831 before he was captured and later assassinated. He was only 39 years old at the time of his death. Guerrero was born on August 9, 1783, in Tixtla to Juan Pedro Guerrero, who was half African and half Mexican, and Guadalupe
NCSU landmark exhibit unearths black history
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
RALEIGH – When Martin Luther King Jr. visited Reynolds Coliseum on July 31, 1966, it was a historic day in the life of Raleigh, and a small step in the forward march of the civil rights movement. At the time, however, it could have been a setback, as King came to North Carolina’s State Capitol to speak on the same stage that had once hosted
Ibram X. Kendi and the call for antiracism
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Author Ibram X. Kendi recently visited North Carolina State University as part of the university’s Martin Luther King Jr. campus commemoration events. In 2016, Kendi became the youngest winner of the National Book Award for nonfiction for his first book, “Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.”

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