The State of Things
1:02 pm
Thu March 31, 2011

Remembering Margaret H. Turner

Margaret H. Turner

Today, host Frank Stasio remembers the life of a civil rights hero with Durham entrepreneur Beverly Washington Jones, a retired professor of history.

Margaret H. Turner fought vigilantly for civil rights in Durham, North Carolina in the 1960s by recruiting local students to join the March on Washington, mentoring NAACP youth, and enrolling her own children in a previously all-white school as a way to bring balance to an unequal education system. Turner passed away last week at the age of 93.

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