Category: One On One

The D.G. Martin Opinion Column

One on One: A great teacher teaches on

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – When Julian Pleasants died September 7 North Carolina lost one of its most important academic and popular historians. Pleasants grew up in Southern Pines, graduated from Davidson College, and earned masters and doctoral…

One on One: Big news about the Cherokee

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Cherokee is in the news again this month. All about the name of an automobile, a popular Jeep product. But for North Carolinians, the Cherokee term brings up a whole special set of…

One on One: Workhorse or show horse

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Do you want your congressional representative to be a “workhorse” or a “show horse?” In the recently released fourth revised edition of his classic “The Congressional Experience: An Institution Transformed,” David Price writes…

One on One: When do we change names and history?

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Last week the Raleigh City Council  removed the historic designation of Wakestone, the former home of Josephus Daniels. That action is just one more reminder of North Carolina’s and the nation’s struggle to…