Tag "Slavery"

Free black man masters making furniture during time of slavery

    Free black man masters making furniture during time of slavery

Photo by Eric Blevins Pieces from the Thomas Day Collection in the N.C. Museum of History, Raleigh, are shown. BY JUDIE HOLCOMB-PACK  FOR THE CHRONICLE Slavery was the order of

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Commentary – Stop the trivialization and preservation of slavery and racism

    Commentary – Stop the trivialization and preservation of slavery and racism

File Photo Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. – Guest Columnist As one of the co-founders of the evolving environmental justice movement worldwide, I am always interested in how some people

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Historic enslaved potter Peter Oliver of Old Salem has an enduring legacy

    Historic enslaved potter Peter Oliver of Old Salem has an enduring legacy

Peter Oliver’s dramatic story of being a local Moravian slave who learned pottery and purchased his own freedom is still remembered today, by historical experts and his descendants. Oliver’s skill

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Column: A tale of two cynics: Obama, Harvey share views on slavery

    Column: A tale of two cynics: Obama, Harvey share views on slavery

By Bill Turner, Guest  Columnist President Obama and popular game show host Steve Harvey both spoke briefly, but profoundly, recently about the subject of slavery in America. The difference between their

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Author tells story of her family and black Bethania in new book

    Author tells story of her family and black Bethania in new book

(pictured above:  Photo fromAfrican-American Sons & Daughters of Bethania, N.C. This vintage photo shows students at Cedar Grove School.) Priscilla

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Editorial: Shameful Ad

    Editorial: Shameful Ad

The South African charity Feed a Child chose to highlight child poverty in South Africa by portraying a little Black

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Salem College joins Noonhour tradition

    Salem College joins Noonhour tradition

(pictured above: Head Coach Anita Howard (front row, second from right) and Salem faculty members pose with the Salem College basketball

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A Day Fit for King

    A Day Fit for King

Chronicle breakfast kicks-off MLK Day events on Monday The Chronicle will be kicking the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday off

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War on Kwanzaa?

    War on Kwanzaa?

Hundreds of local residents attended Kwanzaa celebrations this week and last week at several venues throughout the city. Folks danced,

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Slavery Reawakened

    Slavery Reawakened

(pictured above:  “Ebony and Ivy” book author and MIT history professor, Craig Steven Wilder) Seven score and 10 years ago, in 1863,

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