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for Independent Weekly Vol. 29 Issue 19, May 2012
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Bull City Soul Revival is a multimedia installation part of a larger exhibit called Soul Souvenirs: Durham's Musical Memories from the 1960s and 1970s. Located in Durham's St. Joseph's Hayti Heritage Center, the exhibit delves into a neglected musical history of Durham's black community in the mid-20th-century. The exhibit displays many artifacts from the era including: showbills, newspapers, records, and various memorabilia from some of the estimated 75 Durham-based bands.
Tracy Hollister, a gay rights activist, rallied individuals from the OutRaleigh festival to voting booths to vote against Amendment 1, that anti-gay marriage amendment. Despite these and other efforts to defeat Amendment 1 it passed 61-38 percent. With its passage, gay marriage can now only be recognized if a federal measure affording equal rights to homosexual couples is passed by the Supreme Court.
A summation of election results and complaints are presented for Wake, Durham, and Orange County. Some statewide concerns are addressed, especially those centered on the controversial Amendment 1. In several counties, ballots were distributed that did not include the amendment.