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John H Sengsttcke. He'll always abou d , J?,
accept the challenge. "They didn't want to I
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Chicago Defender and architect That's when Sengsta
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on his past last week during the together for a meeting
NNPA's 46th annual convention# Sengstacke said that
. Sengstacke, who is 73 and does Robert Sengstacke
riot look it, recalled at least two founder of the Dtfe
occasions when he was challeng- skeptical.
ed to do what most felt couldn't j went
be done. try, ^ I got all t
During the late 1930s, he said, publishers and talked
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Afro-American History , in *,ac*haV? Mns?l
Winston-Salem and Forsyth ^
County has been in the making ^ development of
for more than four years. mu ^
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A Winston-Salem-based constitution and byla<
group, its main objective is not certified ^ a corporati
only to collect and preserve the statc
black history of Winston-Salem, ^ society is currel)1
but to display .t as well. tax-exempt status from
"This society will not only im- nal Revenue Service
pact on Black'Winston-Salem," already achieved this st
4aid Herman Aldridge, secretary the state.
of the society. "We want to William J. Rice, pr
develop and collect anything the society, said that
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discusses his craft at a workshop (ph<
e done, so Sengsts
Lit the lack and they agreed to get together,"
tong black he said.
re fighting First Meeting
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talk to one And meet they did. On Feb.
y thought 29, 1940, about 26 publishers
:rets out." came together in Chicago to form
eke got the what was *atcr c^ec* th* Negro
publishers Newspaper Publishers Association,
then the National
Newspaper Publishers Associahis
uncle, tjon< Sengstacke said.
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fiaer, was mecting, Sengstacke said, he
received a call that his uncle had
the couiv died. "But I was happy that my
toe young uncle knew that I had gotten
to them, them together when he said it
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icke did it
couldn't be done,'* he said.
The NNPA has continued to
meet for nearly five decades, and
its membership has grown to 134.
Making It A Daily
Sengstacke proved the
soothsayers wrong a second time
when he decided to turn the
Defender into a daily 30 years
"Everybody said that it
couldn't be done," he said. "I'm
not just talking about blacks, but
Time magazine did an article
about it. They all said that it I
couldn't be done." '
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By JOHN HINTON
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Cheryl mcnair, th<
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McNair, received $5,000 for college
scholarships from the National
Association last Friday at the
organization's 46th annual convention,
its first in North
The check will go to the Ron
McNair Scholarship Foundation
Inc. established after
McNtfr''wm JdlM in the explosion
of the space shuttle
Challenger in January.
NNPA President Christopher
H. Bennett presented the check to
Mrs. McNair, who seemed
reserved when the Hyatt
Winston-Salem luncheon began,
but smiled broadly by its end.
"We are proud of his contribution
to our community and to the
world,'* Bennett said of McNair.
The jjMiiMlatfcMi,v?iU ncovidi
four-yiar college scholarships
said Mrs. McNair, chairperson ol
the foundation. "The foundation
wants to help these students
achieve their goals," she said.
Mrs. McNaif said the foundation
has received approximately
$30,000 thus far for scholarships,
"This has been
overwhelming," she said. "1
have found strength that so man>
Pioneer newspaperman and I
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lomic prospects if they Buf
I, N.Y., and tend to fare
N.Y., according to a fivc C(
communities with the the
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top and bottom com- q>j_
in the North, Southern ^no
ank higher for blacks, ud h
overall, according to the j,
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op hies ri4jHzinc. Whi
Island among die five which
munhiet for blacks were O'Hai
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people have been motivated by
Ron. Their kindness and caring
have carried mc and made me feel
I very good."
Mrs. McNair also is working
with the spouses of the
Challenger crew to begin a
; "children's science museum in
Houston, where she lives. V
"I would like the space program
to continue," Mrs. McNair * ,
said. "Ron would like that. It
i should be continued with some
improvements and the safety of
humart beings in mind.*'
i Mrs. McNair said she was impressed
by her husband's intelligence
and compassion. - t".
i McNair earned a degree in
I physics magna cum iaude from
North Carolina A&T State
University in Greensboro in 1971.
He received his doctorate ifi^ U
physics from the Massachusetts
; Institute of Technology in Boston J
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i McNair w*s a crew member on J
, the space shuttle Columbia dur- -1
F ing its January 1984 flight.
i "He had an ability to relate to
t and inspire youths and people of
all backgrounds," Mrs. McNair
r Before Mrs. *McNair spoke,
, Dr. Stuart Ahrens, an associate
i professor at A&T who runs the
[ school's Student Space Shuttle
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MNPA founder John Sengstacke:
b black press" (photo by James \
Newport News-Hampton, Va.f the
by William O'Hare of Washington's
Center for Political Studies reported. <
falo, Newark, N.J., Milwaukee,
go and Cleveland were the bottom
immunities in the ranking published
magazine, which reports on populand
economic statistical trends.
[are's analysis was based on nine
mic factors concentrating on income
omcownership comparisons between
i and whites. He used statistics from
WO census to compare the com
He he ranks the 48 metropolitan areas
contain 100,000 blacks or more,
e notes that he is only comparing
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