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Black history marching

By Josh Ellerbrock
Published in News on March 3, 2013 1:50 AM

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Judge Ericka James, the first black woman to serve as a judge in North Carolina's Eighth Judicial District, acted as grand marshal for the parade. She rode in Wilber Shirley's white carriage.

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The Eastern Wayne High School marching band was one of the six marching bands to take part in the Black History Parade.

MOUNT OLIVE -- Malcolm X and Rosa Parks had a chance to speak during the Black History Month Parade on Saturday afternoon in downtown Mount Olive, but they declined to comment. "Usually, they're pretty talkative," said Diane Williams of...

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