November Honoree:

Mary Alice Thatch

Teacher, Editor, and Publisher

The third-generation editor and publisher of The Wilmington Journal, Thatch is committing to providing a voice for the area’s African American community. “The first African American paper in the country was Freedom’s Journal,” she says. “The first line read something like ‘we are here to plead our own cause.’ That will always be the mission of the black press: to fulfill the needs of the community we serve.” Thatch took the helm of the paper in 1996, following in the footsteps of her father, Thomas C. Jervay, Sr., and grandfather, R.S. Jervay, who founded the... Read Full Bio

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The Heritage Calendar 2015

The Heritage Calendar honors men and women of all races who have contributed significantly to the lives and experiences of African Americans in the State. In addition to monthly honorees, the calendar also highlights dates of significance in North Carolina and nationally.

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