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A local historic marker commemorating the contributions of the Winston-Salem chapter of the Black Panther Party will be unveiled at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the corner of Fifth Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

In 1969, Winston-Salem became the first Southern city with a chapter of the Black Panther Party. The chapter offered community service programs, including free breakfasts for school children, sickle cell anemia testing, and the Joseph Waddell People’s Free Ambulance Service, which received national acclaim.

Speakers will include Mayor Allen Joines, Council members Vivian H. Burke and Derwin L. Montgomery, former Council Member Nelson Malloy, and former Alderman Larry D. Little.

 

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