CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The first black female undergraduate to attend the University of North Carolina is returning to campus to speak about being an activist and a professional without creating conflicts of interest.
Karen Parker of Winston-Salem will speak Monday evening in Chapel Hill as part of the Carolina Association of Black Journalists' lecture series. Parker enrolled at UNC in 1963 and graduated in 1965 with a major in journalism. She's a copy editor at the Winston-Salem Journal.
Parker was born in Salisbury and grew up in Winston-Salem. In 1963, she transferred to UNC from what was then Woman's College in Greensboro and became the first black female undergraduate to enroll at UNC.
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