Remembering August 28, 1963: A hot summer’s day, a defining moment by Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) 1st Congressional District

It was the summer of 1963. Despite the heat and humidity in my home community in eastern North Carolina, life was as it had been for generations. Poor and totally segregated. There were very few job opportunities (except for domestic work and tobacco processing) and so within twenty-four hours after high school graduation, most black kids headed “north.” (Read more)

Note: As always my Congressman giving us an historical moment. Thank you my friend. Curmilus Dancy II – The Professional Agitator