Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, UNC! While some may celebrate by sleeping through cancelled classes and leaving particularly spicy missives in our comment section, we at the DTH are honoring the legacy of activism and organization that MLK left behind. Read on for more on that, and on what you missed over the weekend:
QUICK ACTIVISM HITS
- After their abrupt November termination from the UNC Center for Civil Rights, Elizabeth Haddix and Mark Dorosin have continued their legal work through the newly founded Julius L. Chambers Center for Civil Rights.
- It’s been 57 years since Stanley Vickers became the first black student enrolled at the all-white Chapel Hill Junior High. We talked to him, and former students at all-black high schools in Orange County, about their experiences of segregation.
- Climate change awareness, lunch for boycotters and anti-racist organizing: here’s how members of the UNC activist community have made their mark on the school year.