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Willis N. Hackney Library

Crossing the Tracks: An Oral History of East and West Wilson, North Carolina

“The great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally present in all that we do.” James Baldwin

Memories of the Civil Rights Movement in Wilson

In the spring of 2013, a Barton College First Year Seminar Class, taught by George W. Loveland, Director of Hackney Library, studied the impact and legacy of white supremacy.  The class participated in two community meetings in East Wilson.  The following videos are from a discussion facilitated by Louis Thomas at St. John AME Zion Church in Wilson.