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Streets to protest segregation. The celebration, “Leadership and Civil Rights: Retro-
spective and Prospective Visions,” featured free and public events at both universities
and in downtown Winston-Salem on February 23–24, 2000. Event highlights included
the dedication of a commemorative historical marker by Winston-Salem Mayor Jack
Cavanagh, panel discussions with the former student participants and local civil rights
leaders, and a Unity Sing with music groups from both universities. The celebration
grew out of a Civil Rights Symposium called “Leadership and Civil Rights” held on the
Wake Forest campus and organized by Susan Faust (Communication) and Mary Dal-
ton (Communication). As a companion project, Dalton and Faust produced a forty-
five minute video documentary on the sit-in and its ramifications, I’m Not My Brother’s
Keeper: Leadership and Civil Rights in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It aired on North
Carolina public television on September 29. With a grant from the Fund for Leader-
ship and Ethics, Dalton and Faust sent copies to every public library in North Carolina,
including public university and community college libraries, and all Winston-Salem/
Forsyth County middle schools for inclusion in their North Carolina curriculum.
On March 1, University of California, Santa Cruz Professor Angela Davis, who
gained national attention as a political activist in the 1960s, spoke. The turnout for
her presentation was modest.
Students, faculty, staff, and alumni made a three-day trek to the former campus
for a celebration of University history. Provost Emeritus Ed Wilson (’43) delivered an
address, “Unrivaled by Any,” on Saturday, April 1, in Binkley Chapel.
The first campus-wide program to celebrate the Chinese New Year was held on
February 13 in the theater lobby of the Scales Fine Arts Center. It was organized and
executed by Cristina Yu of Z. Smith Reynolds Library with a grant from the Fund
for Leadership and Ethics. It featured demonstrations and hands-on activities high-
lighting various aspects of Chinese culture, including calligraphy, face painting, paper
folding, tea tasting, and acupuncture. It attracted over two hundred participants,
including many students, and became an annual event.
A campus memorial service was held on September 18 in Wait Chapel for Kath-
ryn Ann “KC” Clendenin, a rising junior, who died suddenly on Wednesday, June 16,
Chinese New Year Festival
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