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Winston-Salem chronicle. (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 1974-current, February 20, 2014, Image 1

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? > ? J Page Bl BIO ^ ? r The Chroniot1 Volume40,Number26 -WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. THURSDAY, February 20, 2014 Jordan Davis Verdict stirs emotions of locals BY LAYLA GAR MS THE CHRONICLE The trial of the killer of yet another black teenager in Florida has again awakened a national con versation about race and the crimi nal justice system. Following a verbal altercation over loud music on Nov. 23, 2012, Michael Dunn, a 47-year-old white man, shot into a car occupied by four unarmed black teenagers. Jordan Davis, 17, died as a result. Last week, a jury found Dunn guilty of three counts of attempted sec ond-degree murder - for the three teens who survived - but dead Larry Little locked on the first-degree murder charge for Davis' killing. The decision has baffled many and once again put Florida, where white Hispanic George Zimmerman was found not guilty of the shooting death of black teen Trayvon Martin just seven months ago, under intense scrutiny. "Dunn shot those boys over music," declared S. Wayne Patterson, a local attorney and pres ident of the Winston-Salem brach of the NAACP. "More and more black men are getting .killed in the state of Florida and more and more white men are walking away." Like Zimmerman, Dunn claimed that he acted in self defense. Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground law allows for residents to use deadly force if they fear their lives are in danger. But neither Trayvon Martin, Davis nor any of the other teens in the car were armed. That fact should have been reason enough to convince a jury that Dunn killed Davis in cold blood, Patterson said. "It's just a travesty; you can get killed for playing loud music and it's alright, according to most peo ple," he remarked. "I don't know what's going on in 2014. It's mur der - it's the basic concept of mur See Verdict on A7 The Benevolent Ball Sweet Hearts dance the night away for a good cause BY LAYLA GARMS THE CHRONICLE The Magnificent Seniors Social Club hosted its first official event Saturday - a Valentine's Day-theme dinner - , and dance that also fulfilled the nonprof it club's charitable mission. About 50 people attended the Sweet Heart Ball at the Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center. Ticket sales from the event, which fea tured a buffet-style meal and live deejay, benefitted Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Winston Salem/Forsy th County. "1 wanted to organize a club where senior citizens Club co-founders Leo Adams and Lillie Love. could donate," explained Leo Adams, the club's president and founder. See Ball on A2 Photos by Layla Garms Charles Walters and Marian McGainey dressed to the nines for the event. PMot by Lay la C iarms WSSU Fine Arts Department Faculty members Dr. Alison Fleming (left), Scott Betz (right) and Tammy Evans (second from right) pose with WSSU alumni and current students (from left): Chantel Setzer.Akinyele Cameron-Kamau, Donald Sawyer (back row) and Brandon Coley. Delta exhibit features Math artists I ^ JV ?? * Owens Daniels stands near his work. BY LAYLA GARMS THE CHRONICLE Owens Daniels had called Winston-Salem home for several years before he ever set foot in Old Salem. But once the veteran photog rapher became acquainted wiih the historic community, he could scarcely turn it loose. "I said 'I live down the street from this, and I've never been to Old Salem,*" he explained. "So one day. I decided to go to Old Salem myself, and as a photographer, 1 was blown away with the light." That initial trip blossomed into an 18-month-long project where Daniels explored the impact of light on his subjects and where he would have fit into the equation as an African American in Old Salem in the 18th and 19th centuries. "I spent about a year and a half going to Old Salem during different lighting conditions," he said. "...I wanted to know what would a slave see? If I was a servant and I walked into a room, what would I see?" Three of his pieces are on dis play for the Delta Arts Center's lat est exhibit - "Invitation @ Delta 2014." a showcase of works by See Delta on A9 FOR. POSiePJiy'S SAK? Library stations help preserve family memories BY TODD LUCK THE CHRONICLE The Forsyth County Public Library is helping families pre serve their most precious memo ries. "Digitization stations" have been setup at several branches, allowing residents to transfer pho tographs. VHS videos, cassette tapes and slides into Digital Age friendly formats. "It's excellent for the patrons of this library and for the community because it gives them the opportu nity to use a resource that will help preserve some of their Family his tory, some important documents. Sec Stations on A2 Phoio by Todd l-uck Billy King at the digi talization station at the Central Library. "EE K f ic S 8 i I 1 B = ? a t M 5 2- g ? & I y ? ? ? 2 w 5 fe ? ?!?li = o < u. S S $ V' . >

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