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  •  Nine years (5+ / 0-)
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    mspicata, Denver11, Fury, sidnora, johanus

    in Charlotte and I'd never heard of Harry Golden. Thanks for this enlightening and fascinating diary! Republished to North Carolina Blue.

     I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine.     -- Kurt Vonnegut

    by SteelerGrrl on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 05:04:11 PM PDT

    •  Look for the Harry Golden plaque ... (5+ / 0-)

      ... on the CPCC main campus.  A small bronze plaque mounted at maybe a 30° angle on a modest piece of granite set low to the ground.  Going uphill on Elizabeth Avenue toward Presby Hospital, on the right a bit before a parking garage if memory serves.  I used to pass by on my daily cycle commute to one of Charlotte's TBTF banks, occasionally stopping to refresh my appreciation of a real civil rights hero.

      Harry deserves far better, but at least some physical manifestation of his memory remains (still, I hope!) despite "Charlotte USA's" belief that it's better to look forward than look back -- usually enforced by bulldozers.

      If Charlotte were half as good at commemorating its civic leadership during the civil rights era as it is now at kissing the behind of bank executives who should be life members of Club Fed, the city and the State of NC would be far more civil today ... and maybe even still the progressive leaders of the southeast.  

      Instead, NC now seems confused only about which state it most wants to emulate in the race to economic and civic rock-bottom: Mississippi, South Carolina, or Texas.

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