I Jerry's Revenge
Local ministers read to Jerry Falwell and
his push among the Moral Majority's
oxrobership to register conservative votes,
H^podjjuBport the re-election of Jesse Helms.
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By RUTHELL HOWARD
, I Staff Writer
A "Minority And Women Business Enterprise Program,**
proposed by Northeast Ward Alderman Vivian
Burke, was approved unanimously by the Board of
Aldermen*s Finance Committee Monday afternoon.
The plan was conceived to increase the amount of
business the city conducts with minorities, women and
locally-owned small businesses-, Mrs. Burke said
'The main concern I had was that minority and
women become a part of the mainstream so that they can
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By RUTHELL HOWARD
The 5th District will host the- Sixth Annual North
Carolina Black Leadership Caucus Conference July 16 at
1 the Hilton Inn.
With the theme, 4'Organizing And Strategizing To
Maximize Black Political Strength - Part III," the coni
ference will feature national and local black leaders and
iwill include two voter registration-mobilization
The Rev. Jesse Jackson of the Chicago-based Operation
PUSH, will give the keynote address. Jackson will
speak on the topic 44A Freedom Train A-Coming! Get
Ready To Ride" Saturday at a 6 p.m. banquet in the
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r The Black Teacher
The second installment in our spec
series and a companion piece foe
on black faculty and staff.
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This article It the second
part series. A related stor\
^ Though the percentage of non
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against black folk," says <he
$ Plan Proposed
become more aware of the building and purchasing plans
of the city," she said.
Mrs. Burke said there have been efforts in the past by
the city to increase the business it does with minority
firms but some businesses would feel more assured by a
formal plan to address that need. "I have had comments
on an individual basis as to how to get into purchasing
with the city/' Mrs. Burke said. "Not only have I received
comments, but the other aldermen have received
Several copies of the plan have been mailed to minority
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y To Appear Here
H.M. "Mickey" Michaux, former U.S. attorney;
Robert 4tBob" Flanagan, director of field services for the
Voter Education Project Inc. in Atlanta; Congressman
Walter Fauntroy, chairman of the Congressional Black
Caucus' Voter Registration/Voter Education Brain Trust
in Washington, D.C., and Mayor Richard Hatcher of
Gary, Ind.f vice chairman of the Democratic National
Committee, will also speak on topics related to black
voter registration and black participation in the political
The one-day conference begins at 8:30 Saturday morning
with registration in the hotel lobby, and will include
discussion sessions and question-and-answer periods.
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f Black Faculty
have the people
irt now looking dent) Palmer (Friende).
uty Superinten- "But education is not a key field for black
ate Sunerinten- people anymore. At-one"tIme, education was
;rgy Not Impressed
Gill is referring to the current voter registration
drive headed by Falwell, the leader of the
Moral Majority, and Sen. Jesse Helms. Falwell
ell represents is brought the drive to North Carolina last week,
Rev. C. Harold and he and Helms cited conservative Christians
Matthew Baptist as their target group.
Falwell^ and Helms solicited support from
Our School Board fi <
She's Ready IJj
By ROBIN ADAMS
Staff Writer "K-'i
Mary Margaret Lohr was shocked.
One of her peers on the city-county board of j?p||
education had recently referred to her as a "smooth RBp
politician." ^ ^
"That surprises me," says Lohr, a first-term board ffcjpl \
member. - fPgfl
"I have no other political aspirations. In fact, I'm " Hp
amazed that I'm this far. When most people think of
a politician, they think of something negative. But I
want the opportunity to do a job and to be of
Lohr, who says she is in her 40s, decided to run for
the board of education because, as a parent of two a
16- and an 11-year-old - she was frustrated by the
small amount of information parents are given about
their children from the school system.
"When you try to find out what's going on with tunity
your child, you find that there is very limited infor- change
mation," she says. Ever
4tAnd 1 felt that, as a parent, 1 had something to Kerner
give to the system. Every child should he receiving herself
the same quality education, and I wanted the oppor
i III," is a big-budget bore that
hard Pryor, says our reviewer,
?one" is merely a waste.
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>ne of the only fields blacks Could get into."
Says Dew: "For years, Winston-Salem State
Jid nothing but produce teachers. Now it's
business. The gifted and talented black kid is
finding so many other things to get into."
Education Is Still A Choice Field For
Dr. Melvin Gad son, chairman of the education
department at WSSU, says that, while the
number of students iiv teacher education has
declined nationally, 25 to 30 percent of WSSU's
students graduate with education degrees.
"There is a market of black teachers," Gadson
says, "especially in fields like early
childhood education, intermediate education,
special education and physical education. There
may be a shortage of math, science, English
and social studies teachers.
"A very small number of WSSU graduates
are hired by the local school system, but a very
small number of new teachers are being
employed by the local school system," Gadson ?
says. __ i
Of the new teachers employed, Gadson adds,
WSSU graduates fare well.
Gadson says it is erroneous to say that black
teachers are rfot ufvaiktfcto. are black
teachers in the various areas, if they look for
Neither do the salary levels here seem to contribute
to the shortage of black teachers.
According to Sue Carson, school and community
relations coordinator for the citycounty
schools, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County
ranks near the top in the state in. teacher
salaries. Local annual salaries range from
$14,090 for beginning teachers to $22,430 for.
teachers with eight _years of experience and a
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white audiences in Greensboro,
Asheville, Charlotte, Wilmington and Raleigh,
part of a national campaign to register
"millions of conservative Americans."
The stated objective of the Helms-Falwell
registration drive is "to use the churches as
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to look at what we have and make some
"s. That's why I decided to run."
1 though Lohr, who moved to her home in
sville from Maryland, might not e?. nsider
a politician, she still managed to get .ill or her
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