Stories tagged: "History"


A mob of white supremacists murdered dozens of Black locals and ran Black leaders out of town in 1898 during the Wilmington Massacre. Here the mob stands outside the ruins of Wilmington's Daily Record, the only Black-owned paper in the state. (Public Domain Image)
North Carolina’s Wilmington Massacre and Trump’s Insurrection Really Aren’t So Different

Madmen, mobsters, and racists took NC to a dark place 123 years ago. I fear Trump-backed insurrectionists would lead us to a similar hell.

To commemorate the first few lines of his short story "The Gift of the Magi," fans still leave $1.87 in change on the North Carolina grave of legendary writer O. Henry. (Image via Historic Riverside Cemetery in Asheville)
Giants, Folk Artists and Dick Trickle: 6 North Carolina Graves to Visit

North Carolina has had its share of big names buried here. But Cardinal & Pine takes you to some of the lesser-known resting places.

A protester kneels in the street during protests of George Floyd's death in May 2020 in Charlotte. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin).
NC’s Poet Laureate Makes Art From Difficult Times

How turbulent times and the racial justice movement have informed one of North Carolina's most decorated poets, Jaki Shelton Green.

One of North Carolina's most influential figures, Pauli Murray still doesn't get her due for her part in combatting racial injustice, homophobia, and sexism. A new Amazon Prime Video doc about Murray, who grew up in Durham, premiers this weekend in the Bull City. (Image via Pauli Murray Center)
Pauli Murray: The North Carolina Hero Too Few Know About

A documentary about North Carolina civil rights trailblazer Pauli Murray will premier this weekend in Durham before being released to a national audience. 

A woman walks past thousands of flags placed to honor of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in Charlotte in 2015. North Carolina will commemorate the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11 this weekend with dozens of events across the state. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
9/11 Changed North Carolina. Here’s How North Carolina is Remembering the 20th Anniversary.

From Wilmington to Banner Elk and Fayetteville, North Carolina will commemorate the day with dozens of events across the state. Find one near you.

The Tryon, NC, childhood home of legendary musician Nina Simone. (Image via National Trust for Historic Preservation)
From Nina Simone to Blind Boy Fuller, Here Are Five of NC’s Most Timeless Musical Landmarks

North Carolina music is eccentric, rootsy, and complicated, just like the state itself. We’ll take you to the burial places of blues and the birth of modern jazz.