Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 82 Issue 2, Apr 2005
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This article looks at civil rights activist Floyd B. McKissick and his efforts to establish Soul City in rural Warren County, North Carolina in 1973. Soul City was an interracial community and the first new town planned by a minority developer. Soul City's remoteness made it difficult to attract residents, business, and industry though and the town was foreclosed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development in 1979.
Prior to the 1897 election of activist congressman George Henry White, fewer than a dozen African-Americans had served as postmasters in North Carolina. After his election, White pushed for a significant increase in black postmasters with a high of 34 being appointed by Republican leadership. The rise of white supremacy led to the quick downfall of black postmasters by 1900 when only three were left in North Carolina.
This article discusses the creation of doctoral program in education at North Carolina College (NCC) in the early 1950s. The program was created in an attempt to skirt US Supreme Court decisions that called for more equal higher education for blacks. The program lasted for 11 years before it collapsed as it lacked the support of the black community who saw it as separate and unequal education.