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21539
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An examination of the Williamston Freedom Movement, that began with a 32 consecutive-day period in the summer of 1963 and continued into the following year. African Americans held nightly meetings, formulated sweeping demands, and participated in dozens of marches and sit-ins that included a school boycott of segregated education and an economic boycott of white-owned business in Williamston.
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21565
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A look at the political career of lawyer, writer, humorist, religious speaker, television commentator, and two-time candidate for Governor of North Carolina, Herbert Floyd \"Chub\" Seawell Jr.'s run in the 1952 gubernatorial election and its effect of the Republican party and beginning the move to a two-party system within the state. Although Seawell lost the election, he received more votes than any Republican candidate in the state's history at the time, and led the groundwork for a reinvigoration of the of the Republican party by differentiating their platform from that of the Democrats. Seawell advocated \"family values,\" lower taxes, economy in government and played a prominent role in the effort to rid North Carolina Republicanism of the stigma of Reconstruction and the \"evils\" of carpetbaggers.
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21563
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This article examines the trial of the \"Charlotte Three,\" African-American civil rights activists convicted of burning a Charlotte horse stable in 1969. The trial typified trials of activists around the South in the 1960s-70s. The strict sentences given to the defendants on the basis of dubious testimony and on prosecutors seeking convictions at all costs, contributed to the demise of civil rights activism.
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