Civil Rights http://wunc.org en Dance Performance Brings History To Stage http://wunc.org/post/dance-performance-brings-history-stage <p></p><div style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><font size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Operation Breadbasket was an economic program of the civil rights movement that worked to negotiate better hiring practices for African-American people. North Carolina State University's dance company, Panoramic Dance Project, is performing a mixed media modern dance inspired by the historical events. "<a href="http://www.ncsu.edu/arts/media/pressreleases/2014-02-03_NCSU-Dance_Operation-Breadbasket.html">Operation Breadbasket</a>" will be performed March 27th and 28th at the university.&nbsp;</span></font></div><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:45:17 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Phoebe Judge 32399 at http://wunc.org Dance Performance Brings History To Stage North Carolina Scores On Civil Rights Education: From "F" To "B" In 2 Years http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-scores-civil-rights-education-f-b-2-years <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>North Carolina outperforms most states when it comes to teaching civil rights education to K-12 classrooms, according to a new study by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project.</p><p>The center assigned A-through-F grades to each state based on their education standards and resources available to teachers. North Carolina scored a “B,” a drastic improvement from the “F” it received in a similar report from 2011.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Reema Khrais 31587 at http://wunc.org North Carolina Scores On Civil Rights Education: From "F" To "B" In 2 Years Triad Update http://wunc.org/post/triad-update-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Franklin McCain, civil rights activist and one of the Greensboro Four, died this month.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:08:09 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 29262 at http://wunc.org Triad Update Franklin McCain Dies - Helped Start Sit-In Movement At Greensboro Lunch Counter http://wunc.org/post/franklin-mccain-dies-helped-start-sit-movement-greensboro-lunch-counter <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Civil Rights pioneer has died. Franklin McCain was one of four teenagers who sat down at an all-white lunch counter in Greensboro on February 1, 1960.</span></p><p>"I certainly wasn't afraid. And I wasn't afraid because I was too angry to be afraid. If I were lucky I would be carted off to jail for a long, long time. And if I were not so lucky, then I would be going back to my campus, in a pine box." - Franklin McCain, interview on NPR</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:17:54 +0000 Jeff Tiberii & Carol Jackson 28727 at http://wunc.org Franklin McCain Dies - Helped Start Sit-In Movement At Greensboro Lunch Counter A Lifelong Friendship Of Civil Rights Activist And Ku Klux Klan Member http://wunc.org/post/lifelong-friendship-civil-rights-activist-and-ku-klux-klan-member <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:39:21 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 27273 at http://wunc.org A Lifelong Friendship Of Civil Rights Activist And Ku Klux Klan Member Lawyer and Organizer Reflects On 50 Years Of Civil Rights Action http://wunc.org/post/lawyer-and-organizer-reflects-50-years-civil-rights-action <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><a href="http://mcsurely.com/index.php/our-team/alan-mcsurely/">Al McSurely</a> has spent more than five decades fighting racism, poverty and discrimination. </span></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:47:04 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 25222 at http://wunc.org Lawyer and Organizer Reflects On 50 Years Of Civil Rights Action Greater Than Equal: African-American Struggles For School Integration http://wunc.org/post/greater-equal-african-american-struggles-school-integration <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>The struggle for education equality in North Carolina was hard-fought for more than four decades.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 14:09:33 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 23795 at http://wunc.org Greater Than Equal: African-American Struggles For School Integration 50 Years Ago: The 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing http://wunc.org/post/50-years-ago-16th-street-baptist-church-bombing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size: 10pt;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">On September 15th, 1963, the Ku Klux Klan bombed 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. The explosion killed four little girls and injured 22 others. In the violent aftermath of the bombing, two little boys were murdered. </span></font></span></font></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:27:40 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 22386 at http://wunc.org 50 Years Ago: The 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing August 1963: Fred Battle Speaks About Getting Arrested In Greensboro http://wunc.org/post/august-1963-fred-battle-speaks-about-getting-arrested-greensboro <p><em>Today in our “August 1963” series, we hear from Fred Battle. Battle was a football star for the Mighty Tigers of Chapel Hill’s Lincoln High School, before being awarded an athletic scholarship to North Carolina A&amp;T in Greensboro. It was there that his participation in civil rights actions expanded.</em></p><p>My name is Fred Battle, and in August of 1963 I was entering into my sophomore year at North Carolina A&amp;T State University. And we were up in the D.C. area where we were playing Quantico Marines in a football game. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Alexander Stephens 21311 at http://wunc.org August 1963: Fred Battle Speaks About Getting Arrested In Greensboro August 1963: Millie Dunn Veasey, Former Raleigh NAACP President, Talks About Sit-Ins http://wunc.org/post/august-1963-millie-dunn-veasey-former-raleigh-naacp-president-talks-about-sit-ins <p><em>Our “August 1963” series continues today with Millie Dunn Veasey. Veasey is 95 years old—she was born in Raleigh in 1918. During World War II, she served overseas with the Women’s Army Corps. Veasey returned home to attend St. Augustine’s College, where she worked as executive secretary to President James Boyer. While there, she became active in the Raleigh civil rights movement, eventually serving as the first female president of the Raleigh-Wake NAACP.</em></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Alexander Stephens 21308 at http://wunc.org August 1963: Millie Dunn Veasey, Former Raleigh NAACP President, Talks About Sit-Ins