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The nationally recognized Civil Rights Movement was represented locally by events such as the 1957 sit-in at Durham’s Royal Ice Cream Company, led by the Rev. Douglas Moore, and the 1960 Woolworth sit-in led by a quartet of AT&T students. Protests such as these planted seeds of justice that, decades later, is bearing fruit for both blacks and whites.
W. Kerr Scott, building upon his family’s tradition of public service in Alamance County, initiated progress throughout his home state and in the world, some of which generated controversy. As governor and senator, his accomplishments included 150,000 new electric connections for rural areas and advocating for a world food bank. His appointments of the first woman to the Superior Court and black man to the State Board of Education reflected ideals considered radical by some political rivals.
Scott, W. Kerr, 1896-1958
; Scott, W. Kerr--see Scott, William Kerr
; Alamance County--History
; Aycock, Charles B., 1859-1912
; Sharp, Susie Marshall, 1907-1996
; State Board of Education--black board members--Harold L. Trigg
; Alamance Community College--The Scott Family Collection
; Umstead, William B., 1895-1954
; Rural development
; Infrastructure--North Carolina
; Telephone--North Carolina, Rural
; Electric service--rural areas