Page 52. " “Why can’t we live in Greensboro? It’s only half an hour away!” I said, near tears. "

Greensboro is located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Greensboro is the third largest city in North Carolina with about 269,666 people currently residing there. It is the largest city in Guilford County. The area is approximately 132.19 square miles. Greensboro is located at the intersection of I-85 and I-40, two major interstate highways. Greensboro is part of the Triad which includes the cities of High Point and Winston-Salem as well. The Piedmont Triad International Airport is located in Greensboro and also serves High Point and Winston-Salem.

Greensboro was named after Major General Nathanael Greene, the commander of the American forces at the Battle of Guilford Court House. Greensboro was the first city in the Southeast to desegregate their all white public school system on September 3, 1957. In February 1st, 1960, the Greensboro Sit-Ins were launched. Students organized peaceful protests at the Woolworth’s lunch counter with more than five hundred participants. On July 25th, the company agreed to integrate its service policy and began serving whites and blacks at the same time. Because of these historic events, Greensboro is home to the International Civil Rights Center and Museum and the Greensboro Historic Museum.
The climate of Greensboro is pleasant with an average high of sixty eight degrees and an average low of forty seven. Greensboro has many private and public education institutions, the most popular being the University of North Carolina Greensboro which currently has almost twenty thousand students. Traveling to Greensboro can be easy with all the hotels and restaurants available. Downtown Greensboro is the largest commercial district in the region and is a perfect place to shop and dine. It is known for its antique shops and art galleries. Downtown Greensboro is a mix of shops, museums, restaurants, offices and parks. Greensboro has numerous children’s attractions such as the Children’s Museum, The Ice House, Bog Garden, and the Wet ‘N Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park.
Submitted by student authors, Katie Camilleri and Sarah Christian
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Page 68. " "My parents, Mike Gauldin, Paul, Janet, and I sat in Barrister's Cafe, just outside the courthouse." "

Located in downtown Graham, North Carolina near the courthouse, Barrister’s Café is an older, historic building. This small restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Patio seating is available where you can enjoy a simple meal with entrees, salads, sandwiches, and fries starting at six to seven dollars and the seafood and specialties going up to fifteen dollars.

Submitted by student author, Lauren Lawson


Page 69. " [...] Rape in the common law was a capital offense and it is only the result of Coker v. Georgia [...] "

Coker v. Georgia

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In 1977, Erlich Anthony Coker escaped from jail and proceeded to break into the house of a husband and wife. Not only did he commit robbery, but he raped the wife as well. The Georgia judicial system found him guilty of rape, armed robbery, and several other offenses and sentenced him to death. They justified their decision because he had been previously convicted of capital felonies and he committed the rape while committing another capital felony, the armed robbery.  The question of constitutionality then arose. During the case Coker v. Georgia, the Supreme Court ruled that it was in fact unconstitutional for Coker to be sentenced to death; they supported their decision with the 8th Amendment. The punishment in the case of Coker was considered excessive because it was grossly out of proportion with the severity of the crime. The significance of the outcome of this case was the main use of capital punishment being restricted to murder. In Picking Cotton, the case is referenced by the judge to make it clear to Moseley that Ronald Cotton's crime was severe regardless of whether or not he had intentions of killing Jennifer Thompson.

Submitted by student author, Kristin Karas




Page 70. " the United Daughters of the Confederacy had raised money for this statue "

The United Daughters of the Confederacy was founded by Carolina Meriwether Goodlett and Anna Davenport Raines in Nashville, Tennessee on September 10, 1894. Initially called the National Association of the Daughters of the Confederacy, it changed its name at the second meeting in 1895.

Members must be blood descendants of men and women who served honorably in the Army, Navy, or Civil Services during the Civil War on the Confederate side.

The aim of the organization is to preserve and collect material to build a truthful history of the Civil War, to mark places of Confederate valor, to assist descendants of deserving confederates in obtaining an education, to show gratitude towards the survivors of the War, to honor those of the Confederate States of America who died in action, to bring to life the part played by Southern women during the War, and to maintain friendships formed by members of the organization.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy motto is “Love, Live, Pray, Think, Dare.”

Submitted by student author, Lauren Lawson