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When School Desegregation Mattered in Charlotte

When School Desegregation Mattered in Charlotte

Dorothy Counts, center, tried to desegregate Harding High School in Charlotte on Sept. 4, 1957, but met hostility from white classmates and parents. Photo Credit: UNC library collection.   By Keith Poston An edited version of this article appeared this week in...

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NC needs to stop the lollygagging and invest in teachers

NC needs to stop the lollygagging and invest in teachers

There’s a scene in “Bull Durham” that features the Bulls manager throwing bats into the locker room shower and berating the team for the mortal sin of “lollygagging.” He wonders aloud, after being reminded of his team’s 8-16 record, “How did we ever win eight?” This...

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