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Freedom's Main LineThe Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides$
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Derek Charles Catsam

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125114

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125114.001.0001

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The Carolinas

The Carolinas

(p.107) Chapter 5 The Carolinas
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Compared to Virginia which V. O. Key described as a “political museum piece”, North Carolina saw various advancements in terms of race relations, education, and economic and industrial development. Although there were still Tar Heel State tensions and some unresolved issues regarding race, these problems could be easily overcome. Floyd McKissick reinforced Key's observations as he emphasized progressivism in spite of the defeat of two North Carolina congressmen, Frank Graham, and other political events. The state's progressive reputation can largely be attributed to Frank Porter Graham—who served as the state's senator and the University of North Carolina's (UNC) longtime president—as he advocated civil rights. In this chapter, political events are assessed. The chapter also looks at how these contributed to the advance of North Carolina. Also, the chapter examines how the Freedom Ride impacted on South Carolina.

Keywords:   North Carolina, political events, Frank Porter Graham, civil rights, progress, South Carolina

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