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Over the weekend, several community and city leaders honored Wilmington native and civil rights leader Major General Joseph McNeil for participating in a peaceful protest 59 years ago.
Wilmington City Council approved a resolution tonight to honor Wilmington-native civil rights activist Retired Major General Joseph McNeil by dedicating a section of North 3rd Street.
Wilmington City Council next month will consider renaming N. 3rd Street after a Port City native and civil rights icon.
It was 50 years ago Wednesday that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis.
Born and raised in Wilmington, Joseph McNeil graduated from Williston High School before becoming a key figure in a very important part of the American Civil Rights era.