Posts Tagged ‘gov. w. w. holden’

“For black political leaders, the Bible — the one book with which they could assume familiarity among their largely illiterate constituents — served as a point of reference for understanding public events. “When in 1870 North Carolina’s House impeached Gov. [W.W.] Holden, 17 black legislators issued an address that began: ‘Know ye that since the […]

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— The case against pardoning Gov. Holden. — How “Chicken” Stephens was named and claimed. — Pine, ‘shine and the decline of Buffalo City. — Avett Brothers on Flatt and Scruggs: “We wouldn’t even recognize their music.” — Mary Ann McQueen, Lucy Bryant and the tangled skein of racial identify.

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