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NC NAACP welcomes “journey” marchers amid threats

BY CASH MICHAELS OF THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL   The NC NAACP has welcomed the “Journey for Justice” marchers to North Carolina amid vile racist threats that have thrown caution toward their activities. The  Wilmington Journal has learned that during the state registration process by which the civil rights organizations invited locals to join the national march through the North Carolina leg of its 860-mil ...

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NC Appeals Court denies compensation in Wilmington Ten case

BY CASH MICHAELS OF THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL   The outrage continues to grow after the NC Court of Appeals this week, in an unanimous opinion by a three-judge panel, ruled that the family members of Connie Tindall, Ann Sheppard, William “Joe” Wright and Jerry Jacobs – four deceased members of the Wilmington Ten, will not be awarded compensation for their false imprisonment and years of suffering. Their f ...

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King delivered “I Have A Dream” first in Rocky Mount in 1962

BY CASH MICHAELS OF THE WILMINGTON JOURNAL It was 52 years ago in 1963, when civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was delivering a stirring speech during the historic March on Washington about jobs, equality and freedom, when his close friend, gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, called out to him from those gathered to say something about his “dream.” King put the rest of his prepared text aside, looke ...

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