Lumbee advocate remembers struggles; Lonnie Revels has pushed for economic development and educational opportunities for his people

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Swofford, Stan. “Lumbee advocate remembers struggles; Lonnie Revels has pushed for economic development and educational opportunities for his people.” Greensboro News and Record (Greensboro, North Carolina) 30 March 2003. Reprinted in Carolina Indian Voice Thursday, April 17, 2003: 5.

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Profile of Lonnie Revels, 67, who has been fighting for rights and services for the Lumbee since January 18, 1958, when he was part of the Ku Klux Klan routing. Revels and his wife Ruth helped establish the Guilford Native American Association. He has also served as member and as chairperson of the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs. He presently serves on the Lumbee Tribal Council. He served two terms on the Greensboro City Council.Revels testified in a 1994 hearing on federal recognition for the Lumbee and is hopeful that the tribe's current bid for federal recognition through Congress will be successful.The Greensboro City Council named a baseball field at Fairbanks Street and Glenwood Avenue for Revels, as well as naming Freeman Mill Road from Spring Garden Street to Florida Avenue "Lonnie Revels Greenway."The article also includes a brief biographical sketch on Revels and his personal reminiscences of the Ku Klux Klan routing.

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Lonnie Revels | Ku Klux Klan routing of 1958