Archive for November 1st, 2010

“Wilson, NC – Nov. 1 Special to the News and Observer This afternoon the two-forty-five train from the South with the negro educator, Booker T. Washington, and his party, arrived in Wilson. The party was met by hundreds and hundreds of the best colored citizens of the town and whisked away on automobiles and other […]

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“North Carolina’s closest version of the Scopes Monkey Trial of Tennessee [was]  Pentuff v. Park….  J.R. Pentuff, a [Concord] minister who was outspoken in opposition to Darwinism, was lampooned in a Raleigh newspaper [in 1926] … and he sued for $60,000 in damages…. “A lot of embarrassing facts came out about Rev. Pentuff during the […]

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