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Black History Month

Black History lesson proves out of this world

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videoEach day this month middle school students from around our area have shared with us stories of famous African-Americans as part of Black History Month. But when West Pender Middle School student Fred White was assigned to research the first black astronaut, he wound up with a truly out-of-this-world experience. Full story...
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Black History: Overcoming obstacles in medicine

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videoBlack History Month may be over but there are more stories to be told about our area's history and how many people and places made a difference. We look at how two people overcame obstacles to make an impact in the medical field. Full story...
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Burnett-Eaton Museum celebrates Black History

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Did you know Wilmington has a museum dedicated to African American history? It's called the Burnett Eaton Museum. Full story...
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Boys and Girls Club celebrates Black History Month

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videoIt's an organization that serves nearly five million young people across the country. Wednesday the local Boys and Girls Club celebrated the end of Black History Month by looking at where it's been and where it's going. Full story...
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Remembering Coretta Scott King

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Coretta Scott King died just over two years ago, but her legacy lives on. As we continue to celebrate black history month, we take a look back at the first lady of the civil rights movement. Full story...
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Rosenwald schools rich in Black history

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videoIn the early 1900s a man named Julius Rosenwald helped fund more than 5,000 Black schools in the segregated south. It is becoming a forgotten part of our past. The Historic Wilmington Foundation has named the area's Rosenwald schools as some of the most threatened historic places. Full story...
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Man studies, relives African-American Civil War history

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videoAnyone can see Fred Johnson lives his life in another era. He spends his time studying and reliving the Civil War and the contribution African-Americans made while serving. Full story...
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Leaving their mark

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videoThey may not be the most well known among many Wilmington residents. But four prominent African Americans have made their mark on the Port City. Literally. Full story...
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Ebony Magazine senior editor visits UNCW

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videoIn honor of Black History Month the senior editor of Ebony Magazine paid a visit to UNCW Wednesday. Full story...
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Author honors Black History of WWII

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videoOne man -- though not exactly a part of black history -- makes it his work to honor those who are. Full story...
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Williston Senior High School alumni remember school desegregation

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videoForty years ago life changed dramatically for thousands of people living in our area. That's when Williston Senior High, New Hanover County's only African American high school, closed its doors. Full story...
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Chadbourn celebrates Black History Month

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The community of Chadbourn began celebrating black history month this weekend. More than 50 people gathered to share what black history means to them on Saturday. Full story...
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