Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Independent Weekly Vol. 15 Issue 44, Oct 1997
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Curtis Gatewood has been a member of the NAACP since he was ten and an outspoken and controversial leader on the local level in the Triangle. Now, as he seeks the state NAACP presidency, some wonder if his style of activism is right for the position.
Government funding for the arts ebbs and flows. For example, in 1965, Congress funded the National Endowment for the Arts, yet voted to end it in 1997. Such instability makes it difficult for local art groups to plan, develop, and continue programs.
The University of North Carolina Press, the nation's fourth oldest university press, is marking its 75th anniversary. Publications focus on scholarly (A FEELING FOR BOOKS, by Janice Radway) and regional (INTO THE SOUND COUNTRY, by Bland Simpson) topics.