Archive for January 28th, 2010

“The [1890s] laws that took the vote away from blacks — poll taxes, literacy tests, property qualifications — also often ensured that poor whites would not vote…. “The Charlotte Observer saw disenfranchisement as ‘the struggle of the white people of North Carolina to rid themselves of the dangers of the rule of negroes and the […]

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George Moses Horton, Redux

We’ve been discussing which North Carolianians would be good candidates for appearing on a NC-centric Mount Rushmore, and George Moses Horton has come up.  There’s a lot of online resources here at UNC about his life and poems, including: Slavery and the Making of the University, George Moses Horton An online exhibit from the Southern […]

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On this day in 1986 seven astronauts, including Beaufort (N.C.) native Mike Smith and N.C. A&T alumnus (and Lake City, S.C., native) Ron McNair,were killed when the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after lift-off.

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