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Civil Rights and CML wrongs in NC
For much of the twentieth century, North Carolina enjoyed a reputation as the most progressive state in the American South. Labeled a “progressive plutocracy” in 1949, by the end of the century many scholars referred to NC as a “progressive myth,” especially in the area of civil rights. This presentation will provide an overview of Tar Heel race relations from the Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 to the 2001 court ruling ending busing in the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools