Most papers featured stories about school openings. Papers connected to the USA Today News Network — Kinston, Jacksonville, Hendersonville, New Bern, Fayetteville, Asheville, Burlington and Wilmington — published what they declared as the 10 most influential women of the past century, tied to the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Smarter people than I can debate the choices.
Wilmington: In 1898, white supremacists took over Wilmington’s government – a coup – and shot dead at least 60 Black people. So, if anywhere, reparations would be justified in Wilmington. And it’s being debated, sort of. The president of the local NAACP: “She also doubts New Hanover County and the city of Wilmington is ready to have a productive conversation about reparations. ‘We can’t even get a mural up and you’re talking about getting reparations written? Come on,’ she said.”