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Volume41,Number8 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. THURSDAY, October 30, 2014 *
Photos by Kevin Walker
Marchers depart from United Metropolitan on Sunday.
Sunday voting rally
BY T. KEVIN WALKER
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They marched. They chanted and sang. They voted.
Souls to the Polls in Winston-Salem accomplished its
mission Sunday. About 300 people left their home churches
and zipped over to United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist
Church. They picked out signs and banners to carry, and after
getting a few directions from Ministers Conference of
Winston-Salem and Vicinity President tyilfcird Bais, they
began the 10 minute trek down Third Street and up Chestnut
The chants grew louder as they reached the Board of
Elections in the Forsyth County Government Center. "This is
what Democracy looks like," they shouted.
Inside the building, their commitment to democracy -
and their patience - would be tested: early voters waited in a
line that snaked up a flight of stairs. Up to an hour was given
as the estimated wait time.
The scene vexed Linda Sutton, the city representative for
the grassroots voting rights group Democracy North
See Souls on A7
Members of Carolina Cruisers wail across from the Forsyth County
Celebrations planned as library turns 60
BY CHANEL DAVIS
Organizers of the 60th anniversary cel
ebration for the Malloy/Jordan East
Winston Heritage Center want residents
with fond memories of the center - the
city's historically black library - to share
"This library has been a staple in the
African-American community, and we
would like to preserve and acknowledge
that information," said Abiodun Harris,
program director of the Friends of the
Malloy/Jordan East Winston Heritage
The library began in a small room in the
now defunct Chestnut Street YWCA branch
in February 1927. The room was named the
George Moses Horton branch and was des
ignated for blacks. It moved to a free-stand
ing building on East Sixth Street in 1937
and expanded to include a Children's
Room. In April 1953, the library moved
Abiodun Harris (from left), James Ford and Brenda Robinson stand in front of the I
Set Library on A3 M alloy!Jordan East Winston Heritage Center.
BY CHANEL DAVIS
Messa Hunder was looking forward lo
seeing Thelma Allen next month. The sis
ters haven't been face-to-face since 1994
But their reunion is on hold for the
time being. Hunder, a native Liberian,
says the Ebola outbreak in the West
African country has made it difficult for
her to secure a flight home.
"I haven't seen her for a long time,
and it hurts me to know that if she has that
disease, I won't see her anymore," she
said. "I went to British Airways to get my
ticket, and they told me I wouldn't be able
to fly in." (The Chronicle could not inde
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nity; they have
been affected in
Ebola and the
ria surrounding it.
Hunder and other
were at City Hall
last week when
plans to send aid to
Liberia, one of
countries that have become Ground Zero
in the battle to tame the virulent sickness.
The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention estimates that Ebola has
claimed the lives of roughly 2,705
Liberians in recent months. Hunder says
her sister is Ebola free, but Allen's health
is a source of constant worry.
"They are feeling scared," Hunder
said of her sister and other family. "I told
them not to go anywhere like the market
place or churches where many people are.
I admonish her to not shake any hands
When 1 call her, she 's home but it is scary
for me because 1 have other friends in
Liberia. I fear for them having to go
through the (decade-long civil) war and
The City of Winston-Salem, Novant
Health Forsyth Medical Center and Wake
Forest Baptist Health are sending medical
supplies to the country through the non
profit Samaritan's Purse.
The Liberian Organization of the
Piedmont, which is led by Messa's hus
band, James Hunder, had implored local
leaders to take action. Medical gowns,
syringes, surgical masks and shields,
catheters, gloves and shoe covers valued
at between $10,000 to $15,000 are being
According to Kendall Kauffeldt,
director of Liberia and West Africa dona
tions for Samaritan's Purse, much of the
equipment will be used in homes.
See Liberia on A8
Teacher's book helps children understand cancer
BY TODD LUCK
Cook Elementary School teacher Jen-Ai Childress
has penned her first children's book. It's about the very
difficult subject of breast cancer.
In the recently-released "London Giselle Hall pres
ents My Beautifiil Mommy," the title character is a
kindergartener who has to explain to her classmates why
her mother has a shiny bald head. She tells them her mom
is still beautiful, even without hair.
See Book on A2
A photo of Melody Whitaker
Hall is displayed.
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