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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...
    • 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...
    • Cotton Workers and Stevedores

    • Cotton; Cotton manufacture
    • Photograph of cotton workers and stevedores standing in front of one of the cotton steam compresses at the Old Champion Room at the Alexander Sprunt and Sons Cotton Exporters. The press exerted a pressure equal to 1,800 tons and had a...
    • Willie Earl Vereen

    • Wilmington (N.C.); School integration; Race Riots
    • Willie Earl Vereen speaking after his parole from prison, in Wilmington. From left to right: Reverand Leon White, James McKoy, and Willie Earl Vereen. Willie Earl Vereen (1953- ) and James McKoy (1952- ) were both members of the Wilmington Ten. ...
    • John Winecoff

    • Mounted police; Race riots
    • Black and white newspaper photograph of John Winecoff being honored as an Outstanding Young Law Enforcement Officer. John Winecoff (1949- ) joined the Wilmington, NC Police Department in May of 1971, three months after the firebombing of Mike's...
    • W. C. Brown

    • African Americans--History; Riots
    • Wilmington City Detective W. C. Brown leaves the Pender County Courthouse in Burgaw, NC after testifying in the post conviction hearing of the Wilmington Ten. W.C. Brown denied that he bribed Eric Junious with a mini-bike in exchange for his...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Lendward Simpson, Jr.

    • African American tennis players
    • Lendward Simpson, Jr. speaking at a memorial service for Dr. Hubert Eaton. He is discussing the time he caught a fish hook in his ear and Dr. Eaton treated him. Lendward (Lenny) Simpson, Jr. (1948- ) was born at New Hanover Hospital, and attended...
    • Families  living at St. Helena farm colony

    • Immigrants; Colonists; Agriculture
    • Families standing in front of a public building at the St. Helena farm colony. The community of St. Helena, named for an Italian queen, was developed for immigrants by the Carolina Trucking Development Company under the direction of Hugh MacRae....
    • 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...


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