Archive for August 15th, 2012

“Be just and fear not.” With these words, David Ward Simmons, UNC class of 1861, signed a classmate’s autograph book. Three years later, Simmons died at the age of 23 of wounds sustained on the battlefield near Petersburg, Virginia. Our August Artifacts of the Month, donated by a relative of Simmons, include an ambrotype of […]

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Death noted: Karl Fleming, 84, one of the greats of civil rights reporting. Fleming was born in Newport News, Va., but grew up in the Methodist Orphanage in Raleigh, attended Appalachian State and worked on dailies in Wilson, Durham and Asheville before landing his career-defining job at Newsweek. This is from his “Son of the […]

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