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“Our engagement here in High Point has been most pleasant. This morning, I read to the various colored schools, and at the white high school. Sold gangs of books….” –From a letter from Langston Hughes to Walter White, executive secretary of the NAACP (Dec. 8, 1931). As noted by Nicholas Graham, Hughes’ eventful stay in […]

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“My wife, Hadley, started receiving [the Wilson Quarterly] when she was 15 or so, a gift from her grandmother Ruth, who had read the magazine, I believe, since it was founded, in 1976. In the early ’80s, she and several other women were part of a book club, in High Point, North Carolina. As Virginia Fick, […]

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– “Colonial America’s Interstate 95.” (Or maybe I-81?) — David Goldfield gets his turn at bat in the Disunion blog. — Alas, high-altitude vandalism didn’t end with Elisha Mitchell’s monument. — Did I really kill half a morning reading these obsessively detailed histories of moribund malls in Eden, High Point and Hendersonville?

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– The last word on Tar Heel Bread? — Philanthropic apples drop far from High Point tree. — Was Asheville really part of  Walt Disney‘s world? — Whistling’s “electric Dylan” moment. — Unlikely Confederates:  Sons of Chang and Eng. — One less drive-in movie, one more display lot for metal buildings and carports. — Wouldn’t  […]

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