Civil Rights Program

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Otis Newsome (yes her name is Otis!), granddaughter of the murdered WWII vet, Otis Newsome, and JD candidate Rosie Nevins

The Civil Rights and Restorative Justice program that we had last Thursday night at the library was quite excellent.  Rosie and Molly, the JD candidates, had a well researched and thoughtful presentation on the three African American WWII veterans that were victims of racial violence in Wilson and Johnston counties in the 1930’s and 1940’s.  Although there was low attendance, there was still a spirited discourse on how to reconcile and keep the memories of people  and their families alive who did not  any receive any justice  for the crimes that were committed against them

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