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Ballad of Tom Dooley
by Mitchell, Thornton W. Thomas C. Dula was born in Wilkes County on 20 June 1844, the son of Mary Dula. In 1862 he enlisted in the 42nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry, as a private. Dula was captured at Kinston and was a [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bayard v. Singleton
by Hollins, Andy. Bayard v. Singleton was possibly the first legal decision in the United States in which a court nullified a law because it was found to be unconstitutional. During the American Revolution the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Charlotte Three
by Powell, William S. Charlotte Three by William S. Powell, 2006 "Charlotte Three" was the term applied by journalists in the 1970s to James Grant, T. J. Reddy, and Charles Parker, African American civil rights [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dula, Thomas C. ("Tom Dooley")
by Mitchell, Thornton W. Dula, Thomas C. ("Tom Dooley") by Thornton W. Mitchell, 1986 See also: Ballad of Tom Dooley; Folk Music- Part 1: Introduction 20 June 1844–1 May 1868 Thomas C. ("Tom Dooley") Dula, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Flake, Nancy
by Stumpf, Vernon O. Nancy Flake, radio entertainer with the Columbia Broadcasting System and WABC in New York City and a vocalist with the big bands of Charlie Barnett, Al Kavelin, and Frank Dailey, was the central [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fortuna
by Fish, Peter Graham. The Fortuna case, decided by U.S. Supreme Court chief justice John Marshall in the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of North Carolina on an appeal from Judge Henry Potter's district court, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Granville's Devisee v. Allen
by Fish, Peter Graham. In 1805 U.S. Supreme Court chief justice John Marshall and district judge Henry Potter, sitting in the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of North Carolina, considered the claim to the Earl [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hoke v. Henderson
by Orth, John V. Hoke v. Henderson, a case decided by the North Carolina Supreme Court in 1834 in an opinion by Chief Justice Thomas Ruffin, held that state offices were a form of property, and that officeholders [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Latimer v. Poteat
by Fish, Peter Graham. The case of Lessees of Margaret Latimer & Others v. William Poteat was heard by Supreme Court chief justice John Marshall and district judge Henry Potter at the May 1833 term of the U.S. Circuit [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
McNeill, John Charles
by Walser, Richard. John Charles McNeill, poet, journalist, and lawyer, was born at Ellerslie, his father's farm near Wagram in Richmond (later Scotland) County. His two grandfathers had emigrated from Argyllshire, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mooning
by Powell, William S. Mooning means to expose the bare buttocks as a challenge or a taunt. Although it was undoubtedly used previously in some settings, the word first came to national attention after it appeared in a [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ogden v. Witherspoon (Blackledge)
by Fish, Peter Graham. Ogden v. Witherspoon (Blackledge) was heard before circuit justice John Marshall and resident district judge Henry Potter in 1802. The judges sharply disagreed about the meaning of several [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Plessy v. Ferguson
by Roundtree, Lynn. Plessy v. Ferguson by Lynn Roundtree, 2006 In 1896 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the so-called separate-but-equal segregation of whites and blacks in public facilities in its decision on [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Pupil Assignment Act
by Campbell, Karl E. The Pupil Assignment Act was North Carolina's first and most effective legislative response to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v. Board of Education. On 17 May 1954 the Court declared that [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Silver, Frances "Frankie" (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by McCall, Maxine. When Charlie disappeared on December 22, 1831, heavy snow was falling. Did he slip through the ice on the frozen river? Was he wounded or killed by a bear or a mountain lion? Friends and neighbors [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
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