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With the rise of black deaths at the hands of police officers, Charlotte barber Shaun Corbett developed the idea for a program called Cops & Barbers. The program began as a series of forums held in barbershops where young black men and cops talk to each other. It has since grown to include community service activities. The program gained national attention and President Obama’s office recognized it as a model for establishing relationships between cops and young black men.
The residents of Davidson are a tightly knit group. Not only do the townspeople unite on important issues, but the students at Davidson College do as well. The groups are banding together to preserve their history and their culture.
He was a nonagenarian from Huntersville, touted as one of the last of his kind in NC. Included in Leon Berry’s profile were his inspiration for taking up the trade (his father), a description of basket making, their purposes (ex. carrying cotton). Concluding the profile was the extent of agrarian popularity for a trade that, in the Berry family at least, may conclude with him.