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A Half Century Ago At the Bus Station

A Half Century Ago At the Bus Station

Fifty years ago last Friday, a group of brave young souls arrived on a bus to test the integration of our Greyhound station and others along the route. Discrimination had, after all, been outlawed in the Boynton v. Virginia Supreme Court decision 6 months earlier. To retell the tragic events of that day, after all […]

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The Graetz Neighborhood Dedication

The Graetz Neighborhood Dedication

By on 3 March, 2011 in City Living, Historic Midtown, Sandra Nickel with 1 Comment

I have twice become nearly overcome with guilt about my youthful attitude to race relations. The first time, Congressman John Lewis had come to town for the dedication of an historic marker at the Greyhound Bus Station downtown location on South Court Street. Lewis was among the Freedom Riders who were beaten when a Greyhound […]

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Old House Expo Opens Some Eyes

Old House Expo Opens Some Eyes

It happens every year. Folks see the Old House Expo ad in the newspaper or find the site on the Internet and show up to see what it’s all about. They oooh and aaah with just a tinge of sadness, then confess they didn’t even know that our residential historic districts existed. Many have moved […]

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