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By: Barton, Bruce
Readers interested in learning about the Lumbee Tribe, whether from a journalistic, historical, or scholarly perspective, have lost a strong, articulate voice and a prolific writer. Bruce Barton died on July 9, 2016. This book shows the broad scope of his documentation of the Lumbee experience through the newspaper he founded, The Carolina Indian Voice. It also shows the two voices he ably presented as a journalist: boldly confronting problems and injustices in "As I See It," and exploring the same situations in a leisurely, more tempered style, reminding readers to look back at the past and work to protect the future, as "Ol' Reasonable Locklear."
From the annotation...
Reprints 132 installments of “As I See It ” and 19 of “Musings.” Topics range widely, but many entries deal with double voting, Old Main, county schools, politics, Indians in the criminal justice system, and relations between Pembroke State University (now UNC-Pembroke) and the town of Pembroke.
Lowery is an ethnohistorian who has published many works on her tribe, the Lumbee Indians. She is also a documentary film producer. Her works include a book, Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South (2010) and a film, Real Indian (1996). She is an Associate Professor, History, at UNC-Chapel Hill and also directs the Southern Oral History Project there. She taught Native American Studies at Harvard from 2005-2009 (cv). She was the Raleigh News and Observer's Tar Heel of the Week for July 13, 2013.
[Entry written 09/08/2016]