August 1963 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