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Ten Years Later
Black alumni of Winston's Carver and At)
high schools, and Greensboro's Dudley Sei
I High, discuss the impact of desegregation
I their lives 10 years later.
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... VOL. IX NO. SO : U S P S. Nt
By ROBIN ADAMS
"We will be courteous. That is just something that we
are going to do," said Donald K. Tisdale in. December
1974, before he was sworn in.for the first of his three
terms as Forsyth County district attorney.
But either Tisdale's definition of courteous is different
from that of most people, or he has changed his stance.
"He (Tisdale) is totally unresponsive and totally
unconcerned about the feelings of the black
community. He feels he can ignore us and it
won't make a difference."
? Denise Welch
For over a year now, the Chronicle has attempted to talk
with Tisdale, but has been ignored. Only twice has he
SDOken with the Chronicle and h* tr? h* inf?n/i?u?
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ed both times. Once, he hung up on a reporter when she
requested an interview. <>
For the past three weeks, the Chronicle has kept a-daily
log of calls made to Tisdale. The date, time and informaif
By ROBIN ADAMS
Want to sell the idea of an industrial park to the black
community? Offer 4,000 jobs and nearty everybody will
buy it. ?
"They could build an industrial park in the middle of
the black neighborhood if it was~gotng to create jobs for
us/' says NAACP President Patrick Hairston.
"The promise of jobs is the overriding factor. Young
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prepares for the upcoming football season (photo
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By EDWARD HILL JR.
This article Is the sixth In an eight-part series.
Horace Fulton's boyhood dream was to play football
for Atkins High School. After all, most of his relatives
and friends had played there and had constantly talked of
the school's strong athletic tradition.
B 44My role model as a youth was Bobby 'Big Daddy'
Moorman, who had starred at Atkins," says Fulton.
"My brothers had attended school there and played
sports, so 1 always envisioned the day when I would
follow in their footsteps. Making Atkins' football team
was like making the pros to many young black athletes."
What Color Is Jesus?
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tion given by his secretary about Tisdale have been I
He was called 20 times and messages were left 19 times I
for him to return the calls. He was not in his office 11 I
times, was in conference three times, in court three times,
out to lunch once and on another telephone line once. |
i ne one time, during the three weeks, that a reporter M
did get an opportunity to speak with Tisdale and request S
an interview, he was told, "I do not grant interviews." B
When the reporter asked Tisdale why he has granted interviews
to the white press, he replied, "I have to be in
court in five minutes.** ? I
While Tisdale has not spoken to the black press within
the past year, he has been interviewed, quoted or
paraphrased 16 times in the Winston-Salem Journal and j
The Sentinel. Three of the times he was quoted were on K
days when the Chronicle called, but he did not return the ^
calls. And he is often quoted or interviewed on WXII- ||
TV, Channel 12, and many local radio stations:-...
Allen Johnson, executive editor of the Chronicle, said,
4<I find it extremely irregular for a public official to treat
any member of the media that way. I have never seen |I
anything like it before in my career and I don't know
what the problem is.'*
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black people need jobs."
Hairston refers to the proposed 1-40 Industrial Park, H
which would be- bordered by 1-40 to the north and
Southern Railway to the south and would stretch, I
lengthwise, from just behind Winston-Salem State p
University east to the U.S. 158 exit on 1-40. R|
Like Hairston, WSSU, which would be the park's
really, really enthusiastic (about the industrial park)"
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But Fulton's dream was never realized as desegregation I
of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system I
took effect in 1971.
"I was told I had to go to Parkland/* says Fulton, who I
starred as a tailback. "It was a big shock for ne and a I
Fulton says there also was some tension among athletes I
and students during that first year, but he says it even-1
tually subsided, and he and others like him went on to I
make the transition."
Under the desegregation plan, the former all-black IS
schools ~ Carver, Atkins, Anderson and Paisley High - an
were used for the lower grades. The students who would
have normally gone to those schools had tc attend all
Parkland, East Forsyth, West Forsyth, North Forsyth ju
mmunity Since 1974"
Thursday, Augmt 11, 1983
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The other night, I watched one of those 20-minute
rise shows on television. And, as is the case with all
ise programs, a message flashes at the end eithei
barrass or scare you into doing something about
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"Thirty to 40 percent of the body is made up of mu:
d tissue/' flashed the screen. "And if you don't e:
e regularly, all of what you eat may turn into fat.
Such an assertion startled me, because 1 have never
ised in my life. Why, even in junior high school wh
n class is mandatory, we only did jumping jacks i
shups, and I faked those.
Vlaybe a little exercise wouldn't hurt, I thought, si
i idea that I could be 150 pounds of fat was unapjx
to say the least.
>o I called up a neighbor, Cheryl Bailey, who is i
ate and exercise and that sort of stuff, and she offe
put me through a workout routine.
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For coaches who had previously worked in all-whit
l-black situations, desegregation meant serious r<
stments as well. s
Is Silence Golden?
Or is it discr initiation? Staff Writer feobin
Adams asks local black lawyers, public officials
and citizens why District Attorney Donald
Tisdale won't talk to the black press. And our
editorial writer reacts.
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ex- "It'll be fun/* she said. "We'll do a routine to some A1
ex- Jarreau music." I didn't know she meant the a whole side
r to of his latest album.
the The first part of the routine was breathing, which
wasn't bad. We inhaled and exhaled, with Jarreau's
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ncc "Morning" inspiring me to be much more graceful than I
cal- normally would have been. By the time "Morning" faded
out, I was really pumped to go. I could just hear adnto
miring passersby saying* "My, what wonderful muscle
red tone you have."
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laches And Fans
I 44We had had some integration in 1966," says Homer
Thompson, head coach and athletic director at Parkland
High School. "But personally I had never gone to school
with or grown up among blacks. It was a new experience
for me. I had to quickly learn them and their culture."
But Thomnson cavc ht? tacV U/9C maH* cr?m#?u/hat M?iw
I by Jim Webster, the first black football player at
"Jim Webster was at Atkins and he had to come to
Parkland/* says Thompson, who has coached football in
the city-county school system for 27 years. "He made
things a whole lot easier for me. He came to me and said,
e or 'Coach, I am an individual and I don't want to be treated
cad- ?ny differently from any other player.' That eased a lot
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