Tag "Civil Rights Movement"

Large crowd denounces Trayvon verdict

    Large crowd denounces Trayvon verdict

Local residents took to the streets en masse Tuesday to protest a Florida jury’s finding in the murder of 17 year-old Trayvon Martin. Protests and vigils have cropped up nationwide

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Editorial: Mad Women and Black-on-Black Crime

    Editorial: Mad Women and Black-on-Black Crime

The weekly Moral Monday rally at the General Assembly saw a swelling in attendance this week, courtesy of the latest repressive law passed by Republican lawmakers. In what was the

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First Waughtown gives kids experience of a lifetime

    First Waughtown gives kids experience of a lifetime

“This is awesome!”  That was the reaction of 32 young people who traveled to Washington, D.C. on June 1 to see the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. Several of

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Rountree and High Court

    Rountree and High Court

New Winston-Salem Police Chief Barry Rountree made national headlines last week for all the wrong reasons. Blogs and web sites that specialize in strange, unusual news could not resist a

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M&F top honors go to Marsh and Patterson

    M&F top honors go to Marsh and Patterson

Mechanic & Farmers Bank has awarded its 2013 Founders Awards to William A. “Billy” Marsh Jr., a renowned civil rights

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End of Long Road for Eure

    End of Long Road for Eure

WFU professor/leader retiring after nearly 40 years Dr. Herman Eure shattered the glass ceiling at Wake Forest University 39 years ago.

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Local residents sign YWCA’s anti-bias pledge

    Local residents sign YWCA’s anti-bias pledge

The Gateway YWCA took a stand against bigotry Friday, joining YW branches across the country. This was the first year

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Union leaders recalled as trailblazers

    Union leaders recalled as trailblazers

A permanent tribute to workers whose strike led to the formation of a landmark union now stands at the corner

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Labor union marker to be unveiled today

    Labor union marker to be unveiled today

A fertile period of labor organizing in the tobacco industry during the 1940s fed into the Civil Rights Movement. A

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Mississippi, Again!

    Mississippi, Again!

In 1969, while a graduate student at Notre Dame, I had a one night career on WNDU, the campus radio

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