Stories tagged: "Jim Crow"


Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at an early voting site located at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. (Image for Cardinal & Pine by Alvin Jacobs Jr.)
Voting Rights Restored for 55,000 North Carolinians With Felony Convictions

A state law with racist roots has long barred people on parole from voting or registering to vote. Courts ruled it unconstitutional this year.

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. 

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.

NEW YORK, USA - JUNE 18: A new Federal Holiday ''Juneteenth'' is celebrated in the heart of Harlem, New York City, United States on June 18, 2021. President Biden signed legislation making June 19, or Juneteenth, a new national holiday. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Our Juneteenth: When Emancipation Came to One of North Carolina’s Largest Plantations

After the Civil War, news of Emancipation took months to wind its away across the South. Enslaved workers at Stagville, one of NC largest plantations, met the news with hope and resilience.

A monument to Confederate soldiers is seen in front of the Alamance County Courthouse in Graham, NC, in 2020. (Image via AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
North Carolina NAACP Sues to Topple Confederate Monument in Graham

Civil Rights Groups Turn to Courts for Help Toppling North Carolina Confederate Statue.

North Carolina Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham answers questions following a televised debate during his 2010 run for the US Senate. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Cal Cunningham: Thom Tillis ‘Stained’ NC With Reforms Targeting Black Voters When He Was NC Speaker

Cal Cunningham, who’s running against Tillis, focused on voting and police reform in a town hall with civil rights icon William Barber II.

Members of the NC General Assembly stand in this April file photo. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Federal Crimes Took David Lewis Down. But Voter Suppression Is What He’ll Be Remembered For.

David Lewis resigned as word of his plea deal with prosecutors spread, but his legacy of voter suppression made a far greater impact in NC.