From integration to inauguration
History circled back on itself this morning.
As a fourth-grader in 1964, Joy Vanhook Nelson and nine classmates integrated Aycock Elementary in rural Orange County.
Racists called her names. The high-school student who drove the elementary school bus insisted she and her black classmates sit at the back. And the school was named for one of the leaders of the Wilmington race riots in 1898.
Published – 20092001