Archive for June 23rd, 2011

Stirring testimony in Raleigh yesterday from victims of the state’s eugenics program prompted us to dig into our stacks for vestiges of this shameful period in North Carolina history. The Human Betterment League of North Carolina was a voluntary organization founded in Winston-Salem in 1947. The group promoted eugenic sterilization and sought to educate the […]

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On this day in 1917: Boston Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth, not yet a famous outfielder, walks the Washington Senators’ lead-off batter and is ejected from the game for arguing with the umpire. Ernie Shore, an East Bend native and Guilford College graduate, comes on in relief, the base runner is thrown out attempting to […]

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