Walter Horace Carter and the KKK uprising — New curriculum materials

The North Carolina Civic Education Consortium and the Center for the Study of the American South have created curriculum materials that tell the story of Walter Horace Carter, Pulitzer Prize winning newspaperman from Tabor City, North Carolina, who stood up to the Ku Klux Klan during a tumultuous two year uprising from 1950-1951. A PDF titled The Editor and the Dragon provides photographs, a political cartoon, and a newspaper article, to be used with the lesson.

These free curriculum materials were created around the documentary film “The Editor and The Dragon: How Horace Carter Fought the KKK in North Carolina.” More information about Horace Carter can be found at The Editor and the Dragon. Educators will find biographical information about Horace Carter, his editorials, a timeline of events, information about the KKK in North and South Carolina, and more. To request a complimentary copy of the documentary, write to csas@unc.edu .

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