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... than 50 years after the Civil War ended. The Vance Monument was finished in 1898. It honors Zebulon Vance, North Carolina's governor during the Civil War and U.S. Senator during Reconstruction. Vance owned slaves and helped stop the full granting of civil rights to freed blacks following the Civil War.
King had initially planned to speak at Williston Senior High School in Wilmington, North Carolina, on April 4 to support Reginald Hawkins, a dentist and civil rights advocate, who was the first African-American gubernatorial candidate in the state's history. King then planned to stump in other North Carolina ...

While growing up in Greensboro, North Carolina, during the civil rights movement, Toni Oliver thought the only professions open to her as a Black woman were minister, teacher or mortician. Coming from a family of teachers, Oliver thought her fate was sealed as a music teacher because she was a talented ...
While the day's events will rightly focus on King's towering legacy as a civil rights leader, we in the city are also confronting part of our deeper and longer ... An abundance of slaves in Virginia, North Carolina, and Kentucky met planters' demand for labor, as traders or their agents bought the enslaved for low ...
On April 3, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. delivered what turned out to be his final speech, telling a rally of striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, that “I've been to the mountaintop” and ... North Carolina scored the last eight points for a 71-65 win over Gonzaga and an NCAA title.
Over the past 16 months, courts struck down political districting plans drawn by Republicans in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Federal ... In Maryland, the single-district approach looks a lot like the way civil rights groups try to prove that race played too large a role in the drawing of districts.

A career civil rights lawyer, Anita Earls said her faith in the justice system was shaken when prejudice helped her brother's killer go free. Earls was working at the University of North Carolina Center for Civil Rights in 2006 when her father phoned with the devastating news that her only sibling had been ...
Capt. Warren Wheeler is the founder of the Airolina Young Aviators Program. The Durham native, son of Bull City civil rights leader and Mechanics and Farmers Bank and North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Co. executive John H. Wheeler, established the first African-American U.S. airline in 1969.
Given the recent track record of the North Carolina legislature, it is likely that there we will not see any substantial movement to protect the LGBTQ community. As we learned from the “bathroom bill,” the legislature may instead exclude the possibility of discrimination claims for the LGBTQ community. Without ...
In the mid-20th century, federal judges who were mostly insulated from political pressure enforced desegregation orders and civil rights laws in the face of defiance from Southern politicians defending white supremacy. Today, judges in North Carolina are under fire from legislators, merely for doing their job ...
When African American students conducted a sit-in in Greensboro, North Carolina, in February 1960 to protest segregation, civil-rights activists were still in the early stages of movement-building. But their efforts were ultimately successful, and culminated in a law that transformed Southern race relations.
"While a city might be able to provide protections to their residents and to people who live within those city limits, if indeed you don't, you literally on your commute home are losing your civil rights and protections," Fleming said. The campaign flew a plane over the South by Southwest festival last weekend in ...
In a letter posted on Medium yesterday, a coalition of more than sixty-five LGBTQ activists, nonprofit leaders, and former government officials sent a letter to Amazon urging the company not to build its second headquarters in a state that lacks antidiscrimination protections for LGBTQ citizens—including ...
A civil rights museum in North Carolina won't have to repay a $1.5 million because it raised enough money to have the loan forgiven. ... The News & Record of Greensboro reports the city of Greensboro announced Thursday that it has forgiven the loan to the International Civil Rights Center & Museum.
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 50 years ago in Memphis on April 4, 1968, but it almost didn't happen because he originally was to have spent that day touring North Carolina. The civil rights leader had previously announced he would spend April 4 touring the state campaigning for ...
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 50 years ago in Memphis on April 4, 1968, but it almost didn't happen because he originally was to have spent that day touring North Carolina. The civil rights leader had previously announced he would spend April 4 touring the state campaigning for ...
The demonstrators, with their zeal and style—their use of social media, their graphics and videos, their hoodies—appealed to our North Carolina group of politically committed African Americans. I was 28, and we felt that the older, more established civil-rights organizations weren't showing enough urgency ...

Two weeks ago marked the 53rd anniversary of a watershed moment in the civil rights movement — the Selma to Montgomery marches, where civil rights ... social and economic lines more than ever, prompting the revival of King's campaign by former North Carolina NAACP head William Barber and Rev.
Billy Graham's boyhood home in North Carolina to pay respects to the pastor. ... the fourth private person to have that honor since Congress allowed it in 1998, joining Capitol Police officer John Gibson and Officer Jacob Chestnut, killed in the line of duty in 1998, and civil rights hero Rosa Parks in 2005. ___.
TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – There was a moving honor Tuesday for a civil rights icon and pioneer who calls Long Island home. Greeted like ... McNeil was a founding member of the Greensboro Four, who led the 1960s sit-in at the segregated Woolworth Lunch Counter in North Carolina.
Feb. 26, 1870: Wyatt Outlaw, the first African-American town commissioner of Graham, North Carolina, was seized from his home and lynched by members of the Ku Klux Klan. Outlaw served as president of the Alamance County Union League of America, an anti-Klan organization, and had advocated ...
The Village of Hempstead renamed a street and school in honor of a civil rights icon. Gen. Joseph A. McNeil, a 50-year Hempstead resident, was part of a group known as the Greensboro Four. The group consisted of four college students who led sit-ins at Woolworth's in Greensboro, North Carolina, ...
Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch believes the spirit of the civil rights era still lives in today's movements. ... The North Carolina native told HuffPost that it's impossible to look at groups like Black Lives Matter or campaigns like #MeToo ― originally created by Tarana Burke ― without acknowledging ...
Last week's rally reminded me of the parallels between gun control and civil rights in our country. A significant shift took place during the civil rights movement, when four students from North Carolina A&T State University sat at a five-and-dime store counter in Greensboro, N.C., labeled “Whites Only,” to ...
Joseph A. McNeil has been called a civil rights pioneer for his role as a founding member of the Greensboro Four, who led the 1960 sit-in at a segregated lunch counter in North Carolina. McNeil has dozens of accolades, a Smithsonian award and a bronze statue at his alma mater. On Tuesday, his adopted ...
FILE - In this June 12, 2003 file photo, the Rev. Billy Graham preaches in Oklahoma City, Okla. Graham, who died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at his home in North Carolina's mountains at age 99, reached hundreds of millions of listeners around the world with his rallies and his pioneering use of television.
... an attorney, former member of the Federal Election Commission and who served as the de facto head of the voting section in the justice department's civil rights division under former Attorney General John Ashcroft. He and others echoed remarks that were similar to North Carolina Republicans defending ...
A lawyer who convinced a federal judge last year that Pasadena's election system deliberately discriminated against Latino voters will speak at a United States Commission on Civil Rights briefing Friday in Raleigh, North Carolina. Nina Perales, vice president of litigation at the Mexican American Legal ...
LeGendre is the chapter historian for the Greater North Carolina Chapter, 9th & 10th Cavalry Association, and travels across the country (from his home in ... on to become an architect (the first black one in New York, in 1952) and a community activist during the civil rights struggle during the 1960s and '70s.
Former North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr published a column last week blasting partisan opposition to Farr, whom he deemed "exceptionally well qualified" and ... Sessions' predecessor, Hebert acknowledged, had attempted to block a civil rights investigation in Alabama, not Sessions himself.
North Carolina skywatchers have a chance in a few days to watch a rare event: a blue moon, supermoon and total lunar eclipse. ... the White House, America was about a year into Reconstruction from the Civil War and Congress was gathering votes to override Johnson's veto of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, ...
Dole represented Kansas, but he functioned almost as North Carolina's third senator at times, looking out for state interests such as the federal ... Dole worked with Democrats to put together bi-partisan compromises on Social Security, civil rights and programs such as food stamps and school lunches.
The decision makes North Carolina the second state this month to announce that it will allow its prisoners to read “The New Jim Crow,” a best-selling book by the civil rights lawyer Michelle Alexander about the connection between racism and mass incarceration. New Jersey, also prompted by a state ...
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will meet Feb. 2 in Raleigh, N.C., the state where the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked a trial court's order to redraw the state's congressional map in a gerrymandering case. “From Reconstruction to the present, North Carolina has played a central role in the ...
“Florida disenfranchises more of its citizens than Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee ... The US Civil Rights Commission launched a major investigation into the 2000 election fiasco, and its acting general counsel, Edward Hailes, did the math the best ...
This is in line with the interpretation advanced by the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services on HIPAA-related ransomware incidents, but it would be the first state notification statute to explicitly include ransomware in the definition of a breach. Inclusion of ransomware in the ...
The need-based scholarships will recognize people who helped unite and strengthen the Carolina community through their work and advocacy, like Daniel Pollitt, a School of Law professor who fought to desegregate Chapel Hill and advance civil rights in North Carolina, and Susie Marshall Sharp, the first ...
The trail includes locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. It also features the District of Columbia, with attractions including the Lincoln Memorial, the National Museum of ...
RALEIGH — Thousands of women gathered in cities across North Carolina to mark cities on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration to build support for an agenda on issues like abortion, immigration and civil rights. The Charlotte Observer reports police said at least 5,000 ...
Abortion rights groups, facing a hostile administration, are supporting grassroots campaigns at the state level, but in North Carolina, there's little support for expanding ... On Friday, the department's Office for Civil Rights announced a rule to enforce “conscience protections” in the health care system.
Fourteen states stretching from Kansas to Delaware, including North Carolina and all of the Deep South, are joining to promote the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, which will highlight about 130 sites linked to the modern civil rights movement. The joint effort was unveiled as part of the MLK holiday weekend.
“The truth is,” Foushee said, “America is more divided now than in the pre-Civil Rights Era. ... Foushee also took aim more locally in her speech, targeting the “Silent Sam” Confederate memorial on the UNC campus and the Republican supermajority in the North Carolina legislature, which has moved to limit ...
Set in Durham, North Carolina, in 1971, Ann Atwater, a single mother of two and grassroots Civil Rights activist, meets Claiborne Paul (C.P.) Ellis, a married father to a son with disabilities who happens to be president of his local KKK chapter. There is a crisis over the desegregation of a local high school, ...
“I think the people of North Carolina and their flagship institution can do much better,” she said. “We certainly hope that that UNC Center for Civil Rights will do the research and work with the Chambers Center to continue to get those resources from the University out to these client communities, these North ...
As the nation honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior this weekend, southern states are banding together to promote civil rights tourism. ... The trail includes locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, ...
(CNN) Tuesday's ruling by a three-judge federal panel that the North Carolina congressional map is unconstitutional due to the fact that it was drawn primarily with political motives in ... More generally, courts have been offering increasingly robust protections of voting rights, and other civil rights, of late.
In the wave of Civil Rights Movement sit-ins, King visited Durham and went to Woolworth's with Rev. Douglas ... Michaux was a graduate student at the then-North Carolina College at Durham — now N.C. Central University — and was living at home with his parents, Henry Sr. and Isadore. King came to the ...
Civil rights leaders are calling on the Senate to reject Thomas Farr, President Donald Trump's nominee for a federal court in North Carolina. William Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP, called Farr "a product of the modern white supremacist machine." Farr is the latest in a string of federal ...
Attorneys who previously worked for a civil rights center at the University of North Carolina have set up a separate law practice named for the man whose work ... They have acquired the former caseload of the UNC Center for Civil Rights now that UNC system policy prevents that center from litigating cases.
The court is already considering two other major tests of partisan gerrymandering, from Wisconsin and Maryland. It said its stay in the North Carolina case will remain in place until those other cases are decided. The American Civil Rights Union, a conservative civil rights group founded by Robert Carleson, ...


 

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