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05/19/10 — Citizens turn out for equity inquiry

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Citizens turn out for equity inquiry

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on May 19, 2010 1:46 PM

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Civic leader and former president of the local NAACP branch Ulis Dawson listens to concerned citizens as they address representatives from the United States Department of Justice and the Office of Civil Rights at a public forum for people to voice their opinions of the Goldsboro schools. More than 350 attended the forum at Rebuilding Broken Places which was the second public forum in two nights.

Brandi Nicole Hinnant was in fifth grade when Wayne County Schools merged with the Goldsboro City Schools. That year, she said, the racial mix in her class was 50/50 black and white. When she entered sixth grade, the class was...

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