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60 years later, historical marker commemorates ‘Chapel Hill 9’

On Feb. 28, 1960, nine African-American teenage boys held a sit-in at the Colonial Drug Store. Sixty years later, the actions of those nine boys are being commemorated along one of Chapel Hill's main roads.

Local African-American county commissioners making history

Two men in the Port City are making history, serving on the most powerful local governing body.

New Hanover school’s slavery role-playing game prompts investigation

A slavery-themed game played at a New Hanover County elementary school during Black History Month has prompted an investigation.

Black History Month: Honoring 89-year-old New Hanover Co. Educator

Amanda Fitzpatrick sits down with Bertha Boykin Todd and discuss her accomplishments in local education.

Black History Month: United States Colored Troops

WWAY's Amanda Fitzpatrick interviewed Sonya Patrick (AmenRa) about her family and learned that she has 4 descendants of the United States Colored Troops.

Black History Month: The history of Williston High School

Amanda Fitzpatrick sat down with Williston Middle School teacher Laura Butler to talk about the history at Williston and how it has impacted our community.

‘Green-Book’ gem keeps history alive

The film, Green Book, took home three Oscar's, Sunday night  including the coveted "Best Picture" category. The movie is named for the traveler's guide necessary for African-American entertainers, motorists and tourists during the Jim Crow era. Five of those locations were in Wilmington.

BLACK HISTORY: The history of Freeman Beach

Freeman Beach heir Bill Freeman and his daughter Elise Muhammad stopped by our WWAY studios to talk with Amanda Fitzpatrick about the history of Freeman Beach, now known as Freeman Park. 

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Mayor declares Thursday as ACCESS of Wilmington Day

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