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NAACP wants r
By The Associated Press
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The NAACP will mount a new
lobbying effort to remove the Confederate battle flag
.from the capitols of Georgia, Alabama, South Caroli- *
na and Mississippi.
"This is one of our top legislative priorities for the
upcoming legislative session," said Earl Shinhoster,
Southeast regional director of the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored People.
By ROBIN BARKSDALE
Chronide Staff Writer ill
The North Carolina Institute of
Politics has reorganized and its f M
executive director said he hopes to
have a good representation of all | 1
segments of the state's population
included in the institute's classes.
"We're trying to set the board
up to be representative of demographics,"
said Walter De Vries, the
executive director of the IOP, based
! in Wilmington. "If they do a good J
job, wtrthhavea good selection of I
. fellows." .
The IOP originally was* formed I I
in 1970 and held its first seminars
at Duke University. A second class I
was held in 1974. De Vries said
there was not a good representation
of minorities in the previous class- p
es. There were four Afro-Americans
in the first IOP cla& in 1970 AHAV\Hb
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class consisted of 20 fellows. De v i
Vries said the 20 fellows for the David Williams,
! 1988 class will be selected from a zaa ceremonial
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Petition drive brin
By ROBIN BARKSDALE Salem/Forsyth Cou
Chronicle Staff Writer largest number of
lected in the state. 1
Thanks largely to a successful the petition drive's
grassroots effort, supporters of the ^ should be giv
Rev. Jesse Jackson were able to whG illustrated th<
secure the necessary signatures to Jackson's campaigi
more his inclusion on the state's ^ the signatures i
. Democratic ballot for the Super "The people <
luesaay primary eiecuon. Forsyth County ha
"It was a fantastic success." job of getting sii
said Southeast Ward Alderman j uunk
Larry W. Womble. the district man- nesscs for accepti
ager for Jackson's presidential cam- and all of the indr
paign. "The petition drive went ^ to sign the pe
beyond anybody's expectations." fident now that Jes
WxHble said the 2,000 signa- ^ ballot in No
tares collected in the Winston- The deadline I
1987 goal exceeded by $21,0
UNCF telethon n
By ROBIN BARKSDALE
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> Contributions from last weekend's United Negro
CoQege Fund Telethon are still trickling in, but local
telethon organizers said the Triad event has already
raised $100,662, far in excess of its $79,000 goal.
Diane Autry, an assistant for the telethon, called
(he fundraiser a "tremendous success" and credited
volunteer ana corporate suppun ror uic pusiuvc uuc
come of the telethon.
The support we got was just great," said Autry of
the fourth annual k)cal telethon. "We really got good
moral support from the community. Some of the vblunteers
have even expressed an interest in getting
more involved next year."
v Marilyn Baldwin, the assistant director of the
UNCF office, attributed part of the growing success of
v the telethon'to the fact that the general public is /
becoming n>ore aware of the telethon efforts and to the
THe Twin City's Awa
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emnants of Co
South Carolina and Alabama fly the Confederate
flag over their capitol buildings, while Georgia and
Mississippi have incorporated the flag into the
" %Whenever the symbol of the state repre sents
racism in its rankest and rawest
form, then I think that's something that we
the people can do something about." .
? Earl Shinhoster
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nty area was the signatures was Dec. 21, and state
signatures col- campaign ctfg&nlzers are confident
ie said credit for that sufficient signatures have been
i success in this collected,
en to the people "At this moment we have
iir dedication to counted 14,700 signatures," said
1 and made sure Bruce Lightner, the state coordmavere
collected. tor for the Jackson campaign.
>f this city and "We're tremendously pleased. A
tve done a great petition drive like this usually takes
znatures." said months to collect signatures and we
all of the Inisi- got this many in only a few weeks."
ng the petitions Lightner said he expects Jackriduals
who took son to be certified by the FEC by
tition. I feel con- the end of the month,
se's name will be In early r December, a
rth Carolina." spokesperson for the Federal Elector
collecting the p,ease see pafle A11
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fact that alumni of historically black colleges are
becoming more and more able to contribute to their
"More alumni are involved and giving,* Baldwin
sakL They're getting to the point now where they are
better able to give because they're starting to finish
repaying their student loans and they're more settled.
In this area, we've seen a good surge of support from
Autry said this year's UNCF Super Viewing Party
also was a success. The party was free to the general
public and was offered as a "thank you" to the community
for its support of the campaign. She said also that
use of appeal letters and matching charitable contribution
programs in the corporate arena were very helpful
to the drive.
Last year's Triad telethon raised contributions in
excess of $97,000. The goal for the 1986 telethon was
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Thursday, December 31,1987 50 cei
nfederacy out o1
designs of their official state flags. Shinhoster said
the displays are offensive to blacks.
"I think there is no question but that the Confederate
battle flag in and of itself, as was the Confederacy,
was as much a racial issue or phenomenon as anything
else," he said.
%% Whenever the symbol of the state represents
racism in its rankest and rawest form, then I think
that's something that we the people can do something
concrete a tone anc
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F South's flags
An attempt to change the Georgia flag died in committee
during the last session of the Legislature.1
"We do realistically think we can get it done this
time," Shinhostersaid. ? 1?
He said the Georgia Legislature incorporated the
Confederate flag into the official state banner in 1956
as a gesture of "defiance and resistance" to the 1954
U.S. Supreme Court ruling against public school segregation.
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he would have done a beautiful job," she said.
d Washington was a quiet man who shied away from
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d Press despite recent growth.
"For years, there weren't very
ority students in substantial opportunities for
it the Southeast minorities in engineering," said
rom a Georgia Carolyn Chesnutt, director of the
im designed to $600,000-a-year program. ^WhenTo
decrees. that chanced, there was little inter*
d Southeastern est in the minority community in i
lorities in Engi- engineering because of a lack of
> institutions of knowledge or awareness or under*
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