Archive for October 4th, 2012

The origin of the nickname “Tar Heel” is one that comes up often whenever North Carolinians are talking with visitors from out of state. Like many colloquialisms, a precise origin is hard to pin down as the nickname was probably used in informal conversation long before it ever appeared in print. But that doesn’t stop […]

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“Unwilling to let even one black child attend school with their sons and daughters, diehard Tar Heel segregationists [in the late 1950s] resorted to desperate measures, even attempting to muster a biracial coalition…. “The charter for the North Carolina Defenders of State’s Rights… called for all men ‘who have pride in their race, whether they […]

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