Gardening

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A Recollection of Miss Willie Mae Patterson, 1926-2017 I received the news that Miss Willie Mae Patterson had passed while on a train home from New York.  Oh noooo, I said loudly enough to disturb the passenger to my left. … Continued

Remembering Segregation

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By Andrea Wuerth, Reposted from April 30, 2017 I’ve often walked from Franklin Street to Rosemary Street, down Roberson or Church or Graham Street and never realized I was crossing a former color line. There are no obvious markers, just … Continued

Miss Pat’s Town

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By Andrea Wuerth, Reposted from April 28, 2017 I have lived here all my life. My daughter grew up here. We went to school here. She went to UNC-Chapel Hill. … This is MY town!  – Ms. Pat Jackson, April … Continued

The Power of a Story

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By Andrea Wuerth, Reposted from March 18, 2017 For anyone who doubts the impact one person’s story can have, for anyone who thinks history is only about the past, I say, you should have been at Lakewood Middle in Durham … Continued

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The Power of a Story, Part II “Mama Kat” By Andrea Wuerth, Reposted from April 10, 2017 The best way to sense the power of a story is to hear the reactions of those who have the privilege of hearing … Continued