Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Independent Weekly Vol. 17 Issue 12, Mar 2000
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The flood that followed Hurricane Floyd devastated eastern Carolina and affected people from all walks of life. Environmental activists, including Neuse Riverkeeper Rick Dove and Nan Freeland, coordinator of the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network, discuss how far people and the region have recovered and what remains to be done.
Born into slavery in Eastern North Carolina in 1835, William Henry Singleton later wrote of his experiences in Recollections of My Slavery Days. Co-editors and annotators David Cecelski and Katherine Mellen Charron present an abridged version of the text for Independent readers.
Derek Jennings discusses his first reading of William Henry Singleton's Recollections of My Slavery Days and the relevance the book has for today's generation.
Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard were groundbreaking female proponents of bluegrass, folk, and country music in the 1960s. The two reflect on their musical careers that have spanned forty years.