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    • George Kirby, Ben Chavis, and Angela Davis

    • Chavis, Ben, 1948- ; Kirby, George, ?-1997; Davis, Angela, 1944-
    • Photograph of George Kirby, Ben Chavis and Angela Davis, and unknown supporter. Ben Chavis (1948 - ) is originally from Oxford, North Carolina. He was a minister from the United Church of Christ's Commission for Racial Justice at the time of...
    • Members of the Wilmington Ten

    • Blacks--Civil Rights; State action (Civil rights)--United States--Cases; African American--History
    • Photograph of the members of the Wilmington Ten amongst a crowd standing in front of City Hall. The Wilmington Ten, a group made up of nine young African American men and one white woman, were all convicted in a case that made national news in...
    • Christy Godwin, Miss Wilmington 1998

    • Pageants; University of North Carolina, Wilmington
    • Publicity shot for Christy Godwin, Miss Wilmington 1998. Christy Rie Godwin (1977- ) won the title of Miss Wilmington in 1998. She attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a major in communications, and ran a dance studio in...
    • Brooks Newton Preik

    • Preik, Brooks Newton; Southport (N.C.)
    • Brooks Newton Preik Brooks Newton Preik (1938- ) has been a teacher, editor, and is the author of the best-selling collection of regional ghost stories "Haunted Wilmington." A native of Southport, NC, her great-aunt was Kate Stuart of Stuart...
    • Scott Urban

    • Urban, Scott H. (Scott Howard), 1961; Teachers
    • Photograph of Scott Urban. Scott Howard Urban (1961- ) is a poet, author, and educator in the Wilmington, NC area. He taught English at John T. Hoggard High School, and went to the University of North Carolina Wilmington to earn a Masters in...
    • Whale - Wrightsville Beach, NC.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Whale
    • Whale's mouth and teeth. A large sperm whale washed up on the beach (pictured center). The whale measured fifty-four feet in length and thirty-three feet in girth. Its tail was fourteen feet wide and the lower jaw was ten feet long and contained...
    • Frederick Hart Fechtig

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company; Purchasing agents; Oakdale Cemetery (Wilmington, N.C.)
    • Portrait of Frederick Hart Fechtig. Frederick Hart Fechtig (1865-1951) was born in Hagerstown, MD. He began his career with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company in 1881, and over the course of his career, he became its Purchasing Agent....
    • Thomas C. Jervay

    • African American newspapers; African American--History
    • Thomas Clarence Jervay with President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House. Thomas C. Jervay (1914-1993) took over the leadership of his family printing and newspaper business after his father passed away. In 1945 he changed the name of the...
    • Ann Eliza McKay Lucas

    • Bladen County (N.C.); Upper class women
    • Head shot of Mrs. Ann Eliza McKay Lucas. Ann Eliza McKay (circa 1850 -1915) was married to Dr. William Lucas. She was a descendant of General McKay of Bladen County and revolutionary war fame. Dr. and Mrs. Lucas had ten children.
    • Nan Graham

    • Graham, Nan,1936- ; Humorists; National Public Radio (U.S.)
    • Head shot of Nan Graham. NanGraham (1936- ) is a life-long Southerner who now lives in Wilmington, NC. She has taught honors courses in Southern Literature at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, but is best known for her humerous...
    • Harrison Farm Blueberries

    • North Carolina, farms, fruit, African Americans, workers, laborers, Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
    • In an old barn-like area, children at the Gale Harrison farm in Ivanhoe, Sampson County, wait in line to weigh the berries they have picked. Pickers are paid by the weight. One adult male seems to be helping. Cases of sodas, and empty wooden...
    • Philip Gerard

    • Gerard, Philip; Authors
    • Philip Gerard in an unspecified library. Philip Gerard (1955- ) has written several books, both fiction and non-fiction. One of his best-known, "Cape Fear Rising," details the 1898 Race Riots in Wilmington, NC. He has written scripts for PBS,...
    • Frederick Taylor Tucker

    • Southern Railway and Steamship Association; Seaboard Railway Company; Tax collection--United States
    • Portrait of Frederick Taylor Tucker. Frederick Taylor Tucker (1885-1943) was born in Mocksville, NC. He attended Bingham Preparatory School in Mebane, NC. Tucker worked for a period of ten years for Southern Railway in Winston-Salem, NC and then...
    • Wanda Canada

    • Canada, Wanda, 1941-; Literature and life. Mystery writers; Women authors
    • Photograph of Wanda Canada. Wanda R. Canada (1941- ) is a local author. She has set her murder mystery series in the Cape Fear area.
    • Eelco Idzard Tinga

    • Nursery grower; Immigrant
    • Eelco Idzard Tinga working with narcissus-bulbs. During the time that this photograph was taken, Tinga was helping to solve a narcissus-bulb shortage in the U.S., a result of a federal embargo on importations of the plant. Eelco Idzard Tinga...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Whale - April 1928.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Whale
    • A large sperm whale washed up on the beach (pictured center). The whale measured fifty-four feet in length and thirty-three feet in girth. Its tail was fourteen feet wide and the lower jaw was ten feet long and contained forty-six teeth. The whale...
    • Ellyn Bache

    • Bache, Ellyn; Authors
    • Photograph of Ellyn Bache. Ellyn Bache (1942- ) is a popular writer who lived in Wilmington, NC for over twenty years. She has written a number of books, short stories, and worked as a freelance newspaper journalist. She once owned Banks Channel...
    • Whale - Wrightsville Beach, 1928.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Whale
    • A large sperm whale washed up on the beach (pictured center). The whale measured fifty-four feet in length and thirty-three feet in girth. Its tail was fourteen feet wide and the lower jaw was ten feet long and contained forty-six teeth. The whale...

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