Stories tagged: "Black History Month"


Sarah Keys Evans was serving in the Women's Army Corps in 1952 when she was arrested after refusing to give up her bus seat for a white Marine at the Roanoke Rapids bus station. Her lawsuit would go on to change the country.  (Image via US Army.)
4 Powerful Moments in North Carolina’s Black History

It’s Black History Month in North Carolina, and many of our state’s most significant moments are still seriously overlooked. 

Sarah Keys Evans was serving in the Women's Army Corps in 1952 when she was arrested after refusing to give up her bus seat for a white Marine at the Roanoke Rapids bus station. Her lawsuit would go on to change the country.  (Image via US Army.)
Let’s Make Sure These Chapters of NC’s Black History Aren’t Forgotten

It’s Black History Month in North Carolina, and many of our state’s most significant moments are still seriously overlooked. 

Numerous historically Black colleges across the nation, including Winston-Salem State University, have been the targets of the unverified bomb threats in recent weeks. (Image via WSSU)
‘Are They Trying to Get All HBCUs?’: Students, Families React to Bomb Threats at NC’s HBCUs

The FBI is investigating more than 20 bomb threats against HBCUs as racially-motivated hate crimes. Fayetteville State and Winston Salem State in NC were among the latest to receive threats.

Numerous bomb threats against historically Black colleges across the nation evoke memories of racist violence, like the 1963 bombing of a Birmingham, Alabama church that killed four young girls and injured many others. (AP Photo)
‘I’m Tired of Being Terrorized Like My Grandparents’: HBCU Bomb Threats Echo Civil Rights Attacks

Coinciding with Black History Month, the offenses echo racist attacks from the Civil Rights era and are being investigated as hate crimes.

DeWitt Powell, Jones Lake's longtime park superintendent, vigilantly guarded the atmosphere of peace and dignity of the park. No litter or profanity was permitted, and Black families could camp, hike, fish, swim or just relax on the lake's shores. Powell, who held his post for decades,  established that atmosphere in the Jim Crow era, against the odds in rural Bladen County.
How the ‘MLK of Jones Lake’ Made This NC Park an Island of Equality

Jones Lake State Park, North Carolina’s first to admit Black visitors, was a place guests could breathe freely, thanks to its first Black park superintendent.

Civil rights visionary Ella Baker, who grew up in eastern North Carolina, at a 1968 news conference. (AP Photo/Jack Harris)
Take a Road Trip Through Some of the Blackest Moments in NC History

Bring history to life with an east-to-west road trip that travels from the coastal maroon colonies to the founding of the sit-in movement to the site of MLK’s address in Durham.