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winston-salem nc 27101-2755 THURSDAY, January 30,1997
Executive Director Henry M.
Carter Jr. Retires: Looking Back
By BILL TURNER
Special to the Chronicle
?W* *WT enry M. Carter Jr.,
j outgoing executive
^ director of the Win
p if tion, began a talk
|* ;f- about his reflections
f on the Foundation's
JRL -Jm* alliances, connec
tions and support to the area African
American community in a curious
way. He spoke neither about the very
visible and highly educated blacks
who've served on its board nor about
those who have made their assets and
gifts available to it. Rather, he found it
noteworthy to talk about Allen Hutch
erson. Hutcherson, a longtime janitor
for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company,
died in the late 19'40s. He left his
estate to the foundation to help
African-American children. Hutcher
son's estate, valued at nearly $7,500,
included a house and a car worth $150.
His bequeathal was targeted at a now
defunct school for "colored children."
The fund, yet in use, is now worth
When he speaks of Hutcherson,
Carter says, without gloating. "We
have awarded nearly $2,500,000 since
1990 to support programs that have
direct impact in the African-American
community of Winston-Salem." Since
1977, he has guided the foundation in
distributing over $60 million to non
profit organizations that address local
Carter, after 20 years at the helm
of the Foundation ? having managed
it to achieve the rank as 30th among
the nation's 400 community founda
tions ? can also lay claim to the fact
that its assets have grown from $25
million to more that $75 million on his
Carter speaks of "the cumulative
good" to which he has guided the
Foundation's giving. He is keen to cel
ebrate the historical image of Winston
Salem as a "giving community," par
?#? Support to Major Black Organizations, Agencies & Institutions
?83 qqq East Winston Development Corp.
Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods
j Housing Authority of Winston- h^H
S99'000 | ? Salem
W/S Urban League ^ $66,700
ticularly the roles of the area's three
major industries ? textiles, tobacco
and furniture ? in establishing the
Financial aid to students has been
a long-standing focus of the founda
tion. beginning with a fund to memori
alize Leo Caldwell, a white high
school football player who died in
1923. Fast-forwarding, Carter ties that
"full circle" to the "marvelous work"
of African-American footballer Ray
Agnew, who grew up in one of the
city's public housing communities.
Agnew, who now plays football
Please see page 3
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UNC Housekeepers Association urges
against reelecting House speaker Brubaker
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) ?
The UNC Housekeepers Association
is urging legislators not to reelect
Harold Brubaker as House speaker
because of his reaction to his
spokesman's use of a racial slur last
The association sent letters to
Incoming House members asking
them not to vote for the Asheboro
Republican in part because he did not
take seriously enough the comment
of then-press secretary Don Follmer.
Follmer admitted to referring to pro
testers at the General Assembly last
April as "niggers and wormy kids."
The slur referred to more than 100
University of North Carolina house
keepers. many of whom are black.
> Follmer made the comment to
Associated Press reporter Dennis Pat
terson in the Legislature's press
room, where it was overheard by
another reporter.When the comment
was made public two weeks later,
Follmer said he was only guilty of
being politically incorrect.
Follmer said he made an offer of
resignation to Brubaker, who was on
his way out of town. But Follmer said
the speaker told him to "FIDO" ?
forget it and drive on. But later, as
criticism mounted, Brubaker fired
The letter from the housekeepers'
group said Follmer's comment
reflected the speaker's
sentiments ' Surely there is another
member who can better represent all
Please see page 4
AKAs to convene math/science conference
Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha
Kappa Alpha is seeking 100 parents
for its "Networking for Success in
Math and Science " conference. The
goal of the conference is to provide
support and encouragement for parents
and guardians of elementary, middle
and high school students enrolled jn
Winston-Salem Forsyth County
The conference is free and will
consist of five workshops on a variety
of topics, Feb. 4, 12 18, 24 and March
4, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Mt. Zion
Baptist Church File Goodwin Center,
950 File St. (corner of File and Martin
Luther King Jr. Boulevard). Snow
dates are March II and March 19.
Conference sponsors are Phi Omega
Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha and the
School system. Parents may bring their
children to the conference. Child care
will be provided while parents attend
the general sessions and workshops.
Workshop topics include "Improv
ing Learning in School (Focus on
Math & Science)." "The Parent's
Major Task (Positive Math and Sci
ence Skills)," "The Person I Want to
Be," "Special Problems and Issues
Society Related Problems," "School
Centered Problems," "The Relation
ships that Count," "Strengthening the
Family," "Drug Abuse Prevention,"
"Addressing Health Concerns," "Math,
Science, Technology" and "Open
Forum ? Parent's Concerns."
Program participants will include
school board members Geneva Brown
and Walter Marshall; Dr. Katie
Dorsett, secretary of administration;
Dr. Donald L. Martin Jr., Winston
Salem Forsyth County superintendent;
Gwendolyn Chunn, director of N.C.
/ Please see page 4
The AKA Conference Planning Committee works on details of their upcoming Set
working for Success in Math and Science Conference, scheduled to start Feb. 4.