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Part of N. 3rd Street dedicated to honor Maj. Gen. Joseph McNeil

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.

Portion of N. 3rd Street to recognize Retired Maj. Gen. Joseph McNeil

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 council to consider renaming N. 3rd St. after civil rights icon

Wilmington City Council next month will consider renaming N. 3rd Street after a Port City native and civil rights icon.

WWAY speaks with former Williston High students about Dr. King

It was 50 years ago Wednesday that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis.

Black History Month Cape Fear Stories: Joseph McNeil

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.

Wilmington native discusses civil rights legacy

video As part of Black History Month Wilmington native Joseph McNeil and another member of the Greensboro 4, Dr. Franklin McCain will speak at UNCW tonight. The program is at Kenan Auditorium starting at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

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