April Honoree:

Walter Horace Carter

Journalist, Publisher

Walter Horace Carter knew journalism could be a tool for social justice -- especially in a small town. Carter's tenacious opposition to the Ku Klux Klan earned him the 1953 Pulitzer Prize and helped to impede further Klan expansion in North Carolina. A native of Albemarle, Carter attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he worked as the editor of the campus newspaper. After graduation in 1943, he served in the Navy during World War II In 1946, Carter moved to coastal Columbus County, where he founded the weekly Tabor City Tribune. His news stories and... Read Full Bio

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The Heritage Calendar 2014

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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