656 pp., 7.75 x 11, 160 photos, index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-8078-2757-4
Published: November 2002
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Distributed for the Levine Museum of the New South
Some of those profiled are familiar because of their prominence in public life--Thomas Wolfe, John Hope Franklin, Doris Betts, Jesse Helms, Doc Watson, and Richard Petty, for example. Others are less well known today but made contributions that deserve to be remembered: James E. Shepard, founder of what is now North Carolina Central University; Ellen Winston, the first U.S. Commissioner of Welfare; and former state Supreme Court Justice Henry Frye, the first African American elected to the General Assembly in the twentieth century. All had a hand in shaping North Carolina between 1900 and 2000, a period during which the state emerged from the aftermath of the Civil War and became a model for development and progressive movements across the South.
About the Authors
Howard E. Covington Jr. is a former journalists who has collaborated with Marion A. Ellis on a number of books, most recently Terry Sanford: Politics, Progress, and Outrageous Ambitions and The Story of NationsBank: Changing the Face of American Banking. Covington lives in Greensboro.
For more information about Howard E. Covington Jr., visit the Author Page.
Marion A. Ellis is a former journalists who has collaborated with Howard E. Covington Jr. on a number of books, most recently Terry Sanford: Politics, Progress, and Outrageous Ambitions and The Story of NationsBank: Changing the Face of American Banking. Ellis lives in Charlotte.
For more information about Marion A. Ellis, visit the Author Page.
"This reference volume should occupy a prominent place in the library of anyone interested in those individuals and families who made North Carolina what it is today."--Our State