Obituary http://wunc.org en Maya Angelou: 'She Taught Us That We Are Each Wonderfully Made, Intricately Woven' http://wunc.org/post/maya-angelou-she-taught-us-we-are-each-wonderfully-made-intricately-woven <p></p> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 01:34:15 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 36898 at http://wunc.org Maya Angelou: 'She Taught Us That We Are Each Wonderfully Made, Intricately Woven' Celebrated Poet Maya Angelou Dies At 86 In NC http://wunc.org/post/celebrated-poet-maya-angelou-dies-86-nc <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">One of America’s most beloved poets and activists, Maya Angelou, 86, died this morning at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">A civil rights and women’s rights activist, Angelou served as Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University until her death. </span></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 16:15:25 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 36292 at http://wunc.org Celebrated Poet Maya Angelou Dies At 86 In NC Julius Chambers: A Remembrance And Legacy Of A Civil Rights Icon http://wunc.org/post/julius-chambers-remembrance-and-legacy-civil-rights-icon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.law.unc.edu/centers/civilrights/about/history/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Julius Chambers</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been a fixture on North Carolina’s legal scene for decades, helping lead the battle for civil rights and playing an instrumental role in the </span><a href="https://lcrm.lib.unc.edu/blog/index.php/2012/04/20/remembering-swann-v-charlotte-mecklenburg-board-of-education/" style="line-height: 1.5;">desegregation of Charlotte/Mecklenburg schools</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>He died last Friday at 76.</p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 16:04:13 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 20340 at http://wunc.org Julius Chambers: A Remembrance And Legacy Of A Civil Rights Icon Friends, Family Remember Holshouser http://wunc.org/post/friends-family-remember-holshouser <p>Political luminaries, friends, and family gathered today to remember and honor Former Governor Jim Holshouser, who passed away earlier this week after an extended illness.</p><p>Guests at today’s funeral included current Governor Pat McCrory and former Governors Jim Hunt, Mike Easley and Beverly Perdue. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 19:30:17 +0000 Dave DeWitt, Jessica Jones & Catherine Brand 17688 at http://wunc.org Friends, Family Remember Holshouser Former Governor Jim Holshouser Dies At 78 http://wunc.org/post/former-governor-jim-holshouser-dies-78 <p>One of North Carolina’s few Republican governors of the twentieth century, Jim Holshouser, died yesterday after suffering from a long illness.</p><p>He was known for a wide range of progressive accomplishments, from establishing statewide enrollment for kindergarteners to setting up health clinics in under-served rural areas.</p><p>The former governor was known as a centrist who worked well with both Democrats and Republicans.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 17436 at http://wunc.org Former Governor Jim Holshouser Dies At 78 Former NC Governor Holshouser Dies http://wunc.org/post/former-nc-governor-holshouser-dies <p>Former North Carolina Governor Jim Holshouser has died.&nbsp; Holshouser's family says he died this morning at a hospital in Pinehurst. &nbsp;A native of Boone, he was North Carolina's first Republican governor in the 20th century, serving from 1973 to 1977.&nbsp; Holshouser received an undergraduate degree from Davidson College and a law degree from UNC Chapel Hill.&nbsp;</p><p>While in office, Holshouser created a UNC Board of Governors and supported the expansion of public school kindergartens. He also established rural health clinics and added to the state parks system.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:29:38 +0000 Laura Candler 17404 at http://wunc.org Former NC Governor Holshouser Dies