March On Washington http://wunc.org en 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 August 1963: Howard Clement Remembers MLK At March On Washington http://wunc.org/post/august-1963-howard-clement-remembers-mlk-march-washington <p><em>Today in our “August 1963” series looking back at North Carolina at the time of the March on Washington, we meet Howard Clement. Howard, as his friends say, is one of the few people in Durham everyone knows simply by his first name. He first moved to Durham in 1961, shortly after finishing law school, to work as an attorney for North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company.</em> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Alexander Stephens 21305 at http://wunc.org August 1963: Howard Clement Remembers MLK At March On Washington August 1963: James Foushee Recounts A Hunger Strike In Chapel Hill http://wunc.org/post/august-1963-james-foushee-recounts-hunger-strike-chapel-hill <p></p><p><em>Our series, “August 1963,” continues to look back at North Carolina at the time of the March on Washington. Today we hear from James Foushee. As a teenager in Chapel Hill, he emerged as one of the leaders of the local civil rights movement.</em></p><p>My name is James Foushee. August of 1963, the 28<sup>th</sup> day, I was at the March on Washington in Washington, D.C.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Alexander Stephens 21303 at http://wunc.org August 1963: James Foushee Recounts A Hunger Strike In Chapel Hill August 1963: Carrie Farrington Remembers Racism In Chapel Hill Schools http://wunc.org/post/august-1963-carrie-farrington-remembers-racism-chapel-hill-schools <div><p><em>Today we begin our series, “August 1963,” a look at North Carolina at the time of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. This week marks the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the march, and producer Alexander Stephens asked North Carolinians to think back to August of ‘63.</em></p></div><p>My name is Carrie Farrington. In August of 1963, I was a rising seventh grader at Chapel Hill Junior High School.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Alexander Stephens 21288 at http://wunc.org August 1963: Carrie Farrington Remembers Racism In Chapel Hill Schools NC Residents Head To DC For 50th Anniversary March http://wunc.org/post/nc-residents-head-dc-50th-anniversary-march <p>Busloads of people are headed to Washington, DC tomorrow to celebrate the 50<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of the March on Washington, and North Carolina will be well represented.</p><p>Andrea Harris was 15 years old in 1963 when Martin Luther King Junior gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.”</p><p>“The Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity," King said 50 years ago.</p><p>“I didn’t go then so I have to go now," said Harris.</p><p>Harris heads the North Carolina Institute for Minority Economic Development in Durham. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 20:43:47 +0000 Leoneda Inge 21316 at http://wunc.org NC Residents Head To DC For 50th Anniversary March Connecting The Dots On the News Roundtable http://wunc.org/post/connecting-dots-news-roundtable <p>A new carnivore was discovered in Latin America. &nbsp;Bradley Manning was sentenced for leaking government secrets while Edward Snowden was on the run for a similar crime. &nbsp;And a look back at the March on Washington sparked a conversation about civil rights in the Middle East. &nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 11.5pt; line-height: 16.5pt;">Host Frank&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Stasio</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 11.5pt; line-height: 16.5pt;">&nbsp;discussed a wide range of issues and their common threads with the news roundtable.</span></p><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 15:29:31 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 21282 at http://wunc.org Connecting The Dots On the News Roundtable The March On Washington, 50 Years Later http://wunc.org/post/march-washington-50-years-later <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Five decades ago, more than 200,000 people from all over the country gathered on the National Mall to call for racial and economic equality. Next week, participants will once again gather in Washington to mark the anniversary of the March on Washington, a pivotal moment in American history.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:15:18 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 21210 at http://wunc.org The March On Washington, 50 Years Later