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"When I was at Slater (now Winston-Salem State
University), \ was considered a bad little girl," Selma
Burke told her audience. But on a Saturday night decades
later, that "bad little girl" had grown up to be a guest of
As the 83-year-old artist sat at the head table, she seemed
a little shy that tne night's events hacTbeen planned
just for her.
1 have never heard the name Selma Burke said so
many times," Burke told the almost 200 people who
gathered in the Student Union Ballroom at WinstonSalem
State University for "A Salute to Selma Burke."
Burke, a world-famous sculptor who is most-known
for her profile of President Franklin D. Roosevelt that j
appears on the dime, also christened the opening of the
Selma Burke Gallery.
"This is the fulfillment of a dream and opens a new
cultural era for Winston-Salem State University,"
Chancellor H. Douglas Covington said.
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related in any way to B^rke, added: "Winston-Salem
" could not be happier that
"This is the fulfill- Winston-Salem State will
ment of a dream and "?,w * ^ ??!Te ?.! ,he
. . Selma Burke Gallery."
opens a new cultural Mso saluting Burke at
era for Winston- the black-tie dinner were
Salem State Univer- John Davis, chairman of
sity " v the WSSU Board of
'-Chancellor H. ? teeS; Mrs Sara W.
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Douglas Covington North CaroIina Department
?? 0f Cultural Resources; Miss
Louise Smith, president of the Winston-Salfctn Delta
Fine Arts Board; Eldridge Hanes, executive director of
the James G. Hanes Memorial Fund; Milton Rhodes, ex/ApArtAr
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president of the Slater Chapter of the WSSU Alumni
Association, and Karl MenefeCi^ftsident of the WSSU
Student Government Association.
The highlight of the evening w? the premiere showing
of the gallery. The basement of Carolina Hall has been
renovated to house the 356 pieces Burke donated to .
WSSU. Fifty pieces are Burke's original work and the
others are part of her private collection. The works are
valued at $250,000.
All of Burke's works are displayed on individual
pedestals and arranged in the gallery by Hayward Oubre,
former chairman of the art department at WSSU.
As the guests walked through the gallery, they made it
no secret that they were amazed at what Burke had
managed to do with a block of wood or a piece of stone.
Most of Burke's sculptures are of nude women standing
alone, or with husbands and children. The pieces
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Residents Divided 0
By ROBIN ADAMS
Unless black residents can come to a unified decision
about a proposed shopping center in their community,
there may be no shopping center, says Alderman
Venture Assistance Corp., the same company that
developed the East Winston Shopping Center on
Claremont Avenue and is represented locally by
Mark Vieno, has expressed an interest in building a
second center on Northwest Boulevard near its intersection
with Cherry Street, with an entrance on
13th Street, just^north of the Home of Hope Drug
and Alcohol Counseling and Training School.
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spect of having a shopping center so near.
Others are not so supportive.
"What we have is two factions of people/' Little
says. "The ones who don't support the shopping
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Thursday, September 29, 1999.
I By ROBIN ADAMS
111 Stqff Writer
For years, the black
I ;ll complained about the scs
tary schools in its neigl
I I lack of such schools, say
PPSSKHRI^H Vice President Walter Ma
the amount of parent
I By JOHN SLADE
Classes were c
a.m. to noon Monday
e. State University as an
students joined a
I Black College Day, a com
1980 syndicated colum
sion host Tony Brown.
With the theme "Blac
Light of Knowledge,**
X cc^rate^ the C(
proclaimed Black College 1
Oiner colleges acrc
President Reagan signed
that designates the las
^September as Historically
Y//M?m^L universities and extinct
y Menefee, student governm
hangs at the entrance to keep our black schools
ite University (photo by black in faculty, admii
students/' Meftefee said,
ver Future Of Proposed i
center are not sure a shopping center is needed for
that area or if it will be profitable. The others are
pleased with the thought of added shopping convenience.
But if we don't get together, there may not be
a shnnninc center Vienn 1ilr?c Kav? tA?Qi
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munity support before going in.*'
The major stumbling block that prevents Little's
total support, he says, is Vicno's announcement that
he will not actively seek black investors to buy shares
in the shopping center, as he did at the East Winston
"Obviously, there has not been overwhelming enthusiasm
to invest in a shopping center/* Little says,
referring to the lack of response from black investors
to buy the East Winston Shopping Center. 44It is not
an easy, quick return, but it's a good tax shelter. We
(black investors) are looking for a faster return.
Blacks are reluctant to tie their money up for a long
period of time. ,
<4But," Little says, 44if blacks make it clear to me
Can college football be classified as black or
white? Some say yes, others say no, reports
Syndicated Columnist Barry Cooper.
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and we ask that you give us those
neighborhood 4chools^ ? 4
School board Chairman Marvin S.
community has Calloway responded to such pleas with a 1
ircity of elemen- reminder: "We were under a court order
lborhoods. The to integrate the school system, and if we
s local NAACP don't continue (to keep the schools inrshall,
decreases tegrated), we will go back under court
al involvement ^^
o far away from
iildren live in. "We don't want community
ck community's schools or neighborhood schools
Ff on the rest of because we know what it means to
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hem black, ad- * ___ . _ _ . ..
hool board with "" Walter Marshall
:loscr to their ~??a??wm__
order and I'm not one to want to go back
ferent: Most of under court order."
Monday want If the representatives of the comthout
the busing munities present at the meeting are an inLarry
Snyder, a dication of the neighborhoods' racial
p the feelings of makeup,, very few, if any of those I
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liege Day Observed 1
rumors that the general administration of
? the University^?! North Carolina wants to
turn WSSU into a predominantly white
anceled from 10 institution.
Winston-Salem "We have four years to go and they
estimated 500 must save black colleges," said freshman
i to emphasize Karen Buchanan from Jamaica, West Incept
founded in dies.
mist and televi- Barbara Fuller, also a freshman, agreed
amTsaidT "They shouldn't try to turn us
k College, The (WSSU) white."
VSSU students The marchers chanted "Black College
ongressionally- Day is the only way," slowed traffic and
Day, along with drew many interested onlookers from
>ss the nation. private homes and businesses during the
a bill Monday almost hour-long procession. Led by the
t Monday in WSSU marching band and escorted by
Black College police, the marchers made a circle from
Claremont Avenue, to File Street, to
ecoming white Cleveland Avenue, to Fourth Street, back
," said Karl to Claremont and back to campus. A few
ent president at spectators decided to join the procession
while others watched.
ut we want to "I want Winston-Salem State to stay
predominantly like it is," said Louise Mills of 1405 Hast
nistration and Fourth Street, as she viewed the march
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that they want to invest in the shopping center, then I
will do everything in my power to see they get to invest.M
Attorney R. Lewis Ray, who invested in the East
Winston Shopping Center, says he is interested in investing
in the new shnnnino i4i ?ian tr?
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sidcr it," Ray says. "But it is a little premature to say
definitely yes or no. tt will depend on the price.
"You only needed a $1,000 minimum to be a
limited partner in the East Winston Shopping
Center," says Ray. "If we cpuld get 480 black people
to invest just $1,000, we could own our own shopp- ing
center. There is a mass of people in WinstonSalem
capable of making the investment with no problem."
Ray says he is already pleased with his investment
in the East Winston Shopping Center and notes that
Food Lion's business has been so lucrative there that
"they will be paying percentage rent," which means
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