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Archive for February 2nd, 2010

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Woolworth’s lunch counter sit-in in Greensboro, North Carolina, and of the opening of The International Civil Rights Museum, the North Carolina Collection shares this document from its collection. Don’t buy at these stores : Woolworth’s, McLlellan’s, Walgreen’s, Efird’s, Kress’, Hudson-Belk’s. [Raleigh, N.C.? : s.n., 196-] [Handbill advocating […]

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Take flight into our most recent installment of This Month in North Carolina, which discusses the origins of Piedmont Airlines in Winston-Salem, NC.  Tobacco and aviation are linked more closely than I’d ever imagined! Piedmont Airlines’ inaugural passenger flight took place on Friday, February 20, 1948 at around 7 a.m.  It left Wilmington, made several […]

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“I hope when I wear them that I do not start counting ten and jump!” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt, writing on Feb. 2, 1943, to thank N.C. Gov. O. Max Gardner for his Christmas present — pajamas custom-made from nylon parachute cloth manufactured at Gardner’s textile mill in Shelby. Gardner devised the gift to […]

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