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On this day in 1958: The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., not yet 30 years old but already famous for having led the Montgomery bus boycott, pays his first visit to Greensboro. The local NAACP has invited King, but only black Bennett College will provide him a hall. He addresses two overflow crowds — morning […]

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On this day in 1966: The same day that Martin Luther King Jr. addresses without incident a crowd of 4,500 at Raleigh’s Reynolds Coliseum, Ku Klux Klansmen in boots and helmets jeeringly remove blacks from a Klan rally at Nash Square. The incident will force Gov. Dan K. Moore, who has tried to treat the […]

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— Break-in at Central Prison! — Muskogee, Paducah or Chapel Hill? — Reel-to-reel of MLK in Winston-Salem makes digital debut. — Sorry, just couldn’t resist writing “Dateline: Spearfish.” — Would historic Skyco be better remembered if it didn’t have to share its name with a mobile home builder, a paragliding outfitter and a supplier of […]

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