A Box Car Recalls 250 Tons of Thanks

: The late Frederick Teague and his fellow members of Le Grande Voiture 40 & 8 helped preserve the Merci Box Car on Manchester’s West Side, which was the site of a commemorative ceremony Sept. 25, 2016. Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailFacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

They’ve been doing this for nearly 70 years now, but as usual, there were curious looks and puzzled glances as the dignified men of the American Legion – members from Henry J. Sweeney Post and William H. Jutras Post and Hudson Post #48 – began mustering on Bremer Street on Manchester’s West Side yesterday. Their destination? Read on. Continue Reading →

Letter to my former home: Charlotte is hurting. I am hurting. But we will keep up the fight against injustice and oppression.

Emerald Anderson-Ford during a recent protest in NC. Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailFacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

“Manchester, you are Charlotte, you are Ferguson, you are Baltimore. Take it from someone who experienced some of the best years of her life there. Heed my advice and stay true to equality, equity, and justice. Help lead the way, so that cities like Charlotte can find their path.” Continue Reading →