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Sprint Donating Free tech Products To Disadvantaged Teens

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President Barack Obama  traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina on  to participate in a town hall on race and sports and to highlight the administration’s work to improve the lives of disadvantaged youth through its My Brother’s Keeper initiative and other programs.

Sprint plans to give cell phones, tablets, laptops or mobile hot spots to students who do not have internet at home. Students would be able to choose the type of device that might meet their needs and it would be coupled with four years of free data plans.

The company hopes to reach its goal of a million students in five years.

Woman Gets Library Card After 73 Years Because Of Her Race

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Pearl Thompson wanted to check out a book from a North Carolina Library in 1942 while a student at Shaw University. She was told she could not because she is not white. A county library official changed that Thursday, years after the 1942 incident during the days of racial segregation.”She came to the library in 1942 to use a book for a paper she was writing, and she was denied access because she was African-American,” said Ann Burlingame, deputy director for Wake County Public Libraries.

Read More On Pearl Thompson & Her Library Card Experience Here

Pearl Thompson, 92, approaches the checkout desk before receiving a Wake County library card Thursday, July 2, 2015 at the Cameron Village Regional Library in Raleigh. Thompson was a student at Shaw University in 1942 when she was told she couldn't check out a book from the Olivia Raney Public Library because she was black.

A Visit To The Literary South

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DuBose Heyward’s enthralling story of “Porgy set in Charleston S.C.

 

 

Savannah,Georgia’s Robert Louis Stevenson and the Pirates House that played a part in his book “Treasure Island.” The childhood homes of Flannery O’Connor and Conrad Aiken are also in Savannah, as well as sites associated with John Berendt’s bestselling book, “Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil.”

 

Atlanta and  Margaret Mitchell’s tiny Peachtree Street apartment where she wrote”Gone with the Wind.” 

 

 

Thomas Wolfe, North Carolina’s most celebrated author, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, who for two summers lived at the Grove Park Inn, a short driving distance from the Wolfe Memorial and the Biltmore Estate, the latter of which is North Carolina’smost visited tourist attraction

 

Ernest Hemingway’s Key West Spanish Colonial home on Whitehead Street and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ home in Cross Creek near Gainesville. Hemingway’s Key West home is where he completed the bulk of his most renowned works including; “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” and “A Farewell to Arms.” Most of the contents in the house belonged to him,making a visit all the more meaningful. Pages from Rawlings’ Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “The Yearling,” spring to life on a visit to her Cross Creek home. Nearby her former homestead is the Ocala National Forest, which provides a vivid snapshot of the landscape that so inspired her writing “The Yearling.”

 

New Orleans, Louisiana is the South’s most magical and mysterious city, with several literary luminaries among its roster, including: Tennessee Williams, Eudora Welty, William Faulkner, Walker Percy and Lillian Hellman

 

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