Posts Tagged ‘greensboro daily news’

“For the first time in the history of Greensboro, N.C. (pop. 73,703), a Negro took office last week as a member of the city council…. Though Greensboro is 23 percent Negro, Dr. William Milford Hampton, 38, got so many white votes that he didn’t even need the large majority he rolled up in the Negro […]

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“At the [1923] state fair in Raleigh, North Carolina, [“Back-to-Africa” leader Marcus Garvey]  meditated on a favorite theme: Negro lassitude….. Garvey sought to inspire by berating the black audience for its laziness. ‘If I waited for Negroes to convey me from New York to Raleigh,’ he lamented, ‘I would be walking for six months.’ Curiously, […]

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