Tag "Sit-In Movement"

Matthews’ civil rights legacy set

    Matthews’ civil rights legacy set

Matthews By Todd Luck The Chronicle Carl Wesley Matthews, the leader of the local lunch counter protest in 1960 that became the state’s first victory for the sit-in movement, passed

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Reflections from Icons

    Reflections from Icons

Library accepts collection of interviews with stalwarts (pictured above: Attendees watch an interview with sit-in activist Carl Matthews.) A collection of DVDs featuring interviews with sit-in activist Carl Matthews and Coach Clarence

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MLK plaque hung at City Hall

    MLK plaque hung at City Hall

City leaders paid homage to a piece of local history Tuesday, with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque in historic City Hall. The plaque, which adorns the wall just outside

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GOP looks to make inroads with blacks

    GOP looks to make inroads with blacks

North Carolina has joined a national Republican initiative to engage African American voters. Though the state’s GOP African American Engagement Office has been up and running since September, it was

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New Century, Same Cause

    New Century, Same Cause

Marchers stand for voting rights Local residents took a page from the 1960s Sunday, taking to downtown streets for a

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Sit-in movement focus of school’s Read-in

    Sit-in movement focus of school’s Read-in

On Friday Feb. 8, students at Diggs-Latham Elementary School gathered in the gym for a “Read-In” event to commemorate the

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