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We’re Still On The March: A look back to Wrightsville, Georgia 1980 December 7, 2014 – Posted in: Content, In the Stacks

Wrightsville is an anachronism of the most disturbing kind. All the tired marches and all the old songs serve up reminders of hopes still unfulfilled, of how far we have not come – Ron Taylor As we rise up yet again against the racism, the injustice and the police misconduct that continues to stifle this country let’s revisit the goings on in a small Georgia town in 1980. On a May night shots rang out in the black part…

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Libraries Keep MLK’s Crucial Comic Book January 18, 2010

The Comic Book That Changed A Nation. “The comic book [is] the marijuana of the nursery, the bane of the bassinet, the horror of the home, the curse of the kids and a threat to the future.”John Mason Brown. (American literary critic, 1900-1969) In December of 1957 a comic book was published that really did threaten the future–at least the future of American segregationists. Carefully preserved in the special collections of several academic libraries, such…

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