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Former slave made cars long before Henry Ford
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Although Henry Ford is often considered the father of the American automobile industry, many people don’t realize that one of the first manufacturers of automobiles in America was a former slave named Charles Richard Patterson from Ohio. Patterson was a slave in West Virginia before he escaped to freedom in Ohio prior to the Civil War. Once in the
NC black musicians made groundbreaking music
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
RALEIGH – The Come Hear NC campaign salutes the many African-American musicians from North Carolina that made groundbreaking contributions to America’s most important musical genres as we celebrate Black History Month. Internationally renowned jazz pianists and composers Thelonious Monk and Billy Taylor were from Rocky Mount and Greenville,
Black inductees in the National Inventors Hall of Fame
Monday, February 4, 2019
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Since the founding of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, nearly 600 visionary men and women who conceived, patented and advanced the greatest technological achievements of our nation have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Historical innovators like Joseph Lee and Charles Drew paved the way beyond science and technology by
Where Davis meets King
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
More than 1,000 streets in the world bear the name of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. At least 955 of those streets can be found in the United States. They’re in 41 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Martin Luther King streets cross a diversity of neighborhoods – rural and urban, residential and commercial, large
Spreading awareness of black classical composers
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Coloring Book of Black Composers The Rachel Barton Pine Foundation Can you name three black classical composers? Leading classical violinist soloist and mother Rachel Barton Pine can name 350, and over the past 15-plus years has discovered 900-plus compositions by black composers, many of which were previously hidden in the shadows. The Rachel Barton

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Talking Black in America

Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m. The Chatham County


Black History Month

Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Central Community


Food Pantry/Clothes Closet

Clothes Closet: 8 to 11 a.m. Food Pantry: 10

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Hinton-less Shaw rallies to defeat rival

RALEIGH – Junior Derrick Randolph scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half to help

Former slave made cars long before Henry Ford

Although Henry Ford is often considered the father of the American automobile industry, many

Shaw women earn first division win

RALEIGH – Junior Macy Keen recorded her 11th double-double of the season with 27 points