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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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Happy Birthday Thomas Wolfe! The novelist was born in Asheville on this day in 1900. Though he left his native state after graduating from the University of North Carolina in 1920, his work was forever rooted in North Carolina and he remains one of our state’s most celebrated authors. Wolfe was a proud alumnus of […]

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By 1958 many American intellectuals were looking at Southern society with harsh disapproval. Not poet E. E. Cummings (or e. e. cummings), whose politics had swung right after a disillusioning visit to the Soviet Union. After a series of readings at North Carolina colleges, Cummings wrote his sister: “What a surprise — to enter a […]

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“Eggplant Souffle” from Favorite Recipes. “Cauliflower Mexican Style” from A Taste of the Old and the New. “Meat Substitute Casserole” from Classic Cookbook. “Squash Bake” from What’s Left is Right: What to do With Leftovers When You’re Desperate. “Fettucini with Zucchini and Mushrooms” “Kidney Beans in Red Wine” “Tofu Mayonnaise” from Vegetarian Delights: A Hearty […]

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