Desegregation http://wunc.org en Mapping Inequality: How Redlining Is Still Affecting Inner Cities http://wunc.org/post/mapping-inequality-how-redlining-still-affecting-inner-cities <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">After the stock market crash of 1929, Americans across the country were in danger of losing their houses to foreclosure.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 10pt;">The federal government stepped in, providing bonds for homeowners to refinance their mortgages as part of the New Deal. But in larger cities, the government drew boundaries between neighborhoods that were eligible and ineligible for new loans.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:05:43 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 37972 at http://wunc.org Mapping Inequality: How Redlining Is Still Affecting Inner Cities Segregation Again http://wunc.org/post/segregation-again <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><font style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">This year marks the 60th anniversary of&nbsp;</span></font><font style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><i>Brown V. Board of Education</i></span></font><font style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">, the landmark Supreme Court decision that ushered in the era of school desegregation.</span></font></p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:03:28 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 37976 at http://wunc.org Segregation Again [Listen] Newly Discovered Images Document KKK Rally In Chapel Hill, 1987 http://wunc.org/post/listen-newly-discovered-images-document-kkk-rally-chapel-hill-1987 <p>The pictures capture a day that many in Chapel Hill, NC would like to forget. White-hooded figures marching carefree down Franklin Street. It was the day the KKK came to town: June 15, 1987.</p><p>About 60 people took part in the march and membership rally. The event started in Durham and then progressed to Chapel Hill. Two thousand people lined the parade route; some to support the participants, others to heckle them.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:47:55 +0000 Carol Jackson 36645 at http://wunc.org [Listen] Newly Discovered Images Document KKK Rally In Chapel Hill, 1987 The Triangle Prays, Serves And Teaches In Dr. King’s Memory http://wunc.org/post/triangle-prays-serves-and-teaches-dr-king-s-memory <p></p><p>The Reverend Martin Luther King Junior is remembered today for his dedication to racial equality and social justice. Many groups across North Carolina are gathering to march, pray, and volunteer in their communities.</p><p></p><p>Students and faculty from Duke and NC Central Universities and Durham Technical Community College will gather to assemble dry food packages for Stop Hunger Now. That organization provides food aid to disaster victims around the world.</p><p></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:29:34 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 29214 at http://wunc.org The Triangle Prays, Serves And Teaches In Dr. King’s Memory 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 Saluting the Montford Point Marines http://wunc.org/post/saluting-montford-point-marines <p>The U.S. Marine Corps remained segregated until 1948. The first group to break the color barrier was a group of African-American men who trained at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC. They became known as the <a href="http://www.montfordpointmarines.com/" target="_blank">Montford Point Marines</a>. Earlier this summer, the Montford Point Marines were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in Washington, DC. FM Hooper was among the men who were honored at the ceremony. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 14:23:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Stella Strohmeier 4281 at http://wunc.org Pitt County Schools In Court http://wunc.org/post/pitt-county-schools-court <p>The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit will hear arguments today in a case involving desegregation in Pitt County, the district that includes Greenville.<br><br><strong>Dave DeWitt: </strong>Pitt County is one of just a few school districts in North Carolina still under a federal desegregation order from the 1970s. Because of that, the district must consider race when assigning students and teachers. Mark Dorosin is an attorney with the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Civil Rights. He says Pitt County's latest student assignment plan did not do that.<br> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 3375 at http://wunc.org