Council Member Nelson L. Malloy Jr. and former Alderman Larry D. Little are being honored with this year’s Civil Rights Movement Resolutions for their decades of civil-rights advocacy.
Resolutions by Mayor Allen Joines and the City Council honoring Malloy and Little will be read at the City Council meeting Monday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m.
Joines initiated the annual Civil Rights Movement Resolution in 2003 to honor those outstanding individuals who worked to strengthen civil rights and race relations in Winston-Salem.
Malloy, who has represented the North Ward since 1989, holds several leadership positions within the community and is an advocate for civil rights. He is a member of the Boston Thurmond Neighborhood Association and has worked with clients of the Legal Aid Society of Northwest North Carolina Inc. He implemented the Community Survival Program, including a free breakfast plan for school children and the Joseph Waddell Peoples Free Ambulance Service. He is an advocate for the Poke Easy Club, whose members are physically and mentally challenged. Malloy helped organize the Black Men and Women Against Crime and is a member of the Darryl Hunt Project for Freedom and Justice.
Little has been an activist in the struggle for justice and equality for more than five decades. Little helped implement several Community Survival programs, including a free breakfast plan for school children, free Sickle Cell Anemia outreach testing, and the Joseph Waddell Peoples Free Ambulance Service. Little was the founder of the Darryl Hunt Defense Committee and represented the North Ward on the Board of Aldermen from 1977 to 1985. He is a tenured associate professor of political science at Winston-Salem State University and has received many awards for his role in the community and his dedication to civil rights.
Resolution: Dr. Larry Little
Resolution: Council Member Malloy