Displaying items by tag: history

Friday, 26 February 2021 11:16

COLUMN: The forgotten Seaburn Spring

The other week while it was raining, I was checking my computer about some history of Richmond County. I happened to run across a subject of waterways located in the county. I recognized all the names except one, and that was Seaburn Spring and Branch.

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Wednesday, 10 February 2021 11:06

OPINION: The Left is damaging public education

“One of the most unhappy series of events in the state’s history began in 1835,” stated a textbook used in elementary schools across North Carolina. “As more and more white people came into their territory the Cherokee Indians had been driven further into the hills, but white settlers looked with greed on all their territory.”

Published in Opinion
Thursday, 28 January 2021 10:20

Republicans slam proposed social studies standards

RALEIGH — A N.C. State Board of Education meeting Wednesday, Jan. 27, became a flashpoint in the national debate over racism and American identity. Some Republicans complained proposed social studies standards were full of negativity, identity politics, and social agendas. Democrats argued that systemic racism exists, saying children should learn multiple perspectives on their country’s history.

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PEMBROKE — Nancy Strickland Fields, director and curator of the Museum of the Southeast American Indian at UNC Pembroke, has been elected to the Southeastern Museums Conference Board of Directors.

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PEMBROKE — Drs. Malinda Maynor Lowery and Arwin Smallwood will facilitate a discussion titled “Sharing Black and Native Histories” as part of UNC Pembroke’s Virtual Diversity Series.

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Wednesday, 09 September 2020 13:13

OPINION: Confederate monuments and history's erasure

Should Confederate monuments stay, or should they go? That debate has been raging for the last three years, and especially since June with the George Floyd and Black Lives Matter protests.

Published in Opinion
Monday, 13 July 2020 10:48

COLUMN: Just causes need prudent leaders

History is full of cases in which people subverted their own just causes by acting impulsively rather than carefully considering the costs and benefits. As the ancient poet Horace put it, “The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.”

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 01 July 2020 12:25

COLUMN: Another dog whistle

Back in 2015, pressure was mounting to move Confederate monuments out of public spaces. The GOP’s white rural base was incensed, demanding we not erase history like those statues did when they were erected.

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PEMBROKE — August 18, 2020, marks 100 years since the 19th Amendment of the Constitution was ratified, and UNC Pembroke’s Music and History Departments are coming together to tell the tale of the seven-decade fight of the women’s suffrage movement.

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ELLERBE — With summer break starting in June for Richmond County students, the Rankin Museum of American Heritage is giving kids a chance to get their hands dirty.

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