Category: One On One

The D.G. Martin Opinion Column

A great black-owned barbecue in trouble

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Two years ago a Durham restaurant, Backyard Barbecue, gained national attention for being featured in “Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue” by Adrian Miller. Miller believes that the story of…

One on One: Not interested in character

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – “We’re not Really Interested in Character” is the title of a chapter in a 1987 book about the corruptive nature of political fundraising. The recent attacks on the character of Georgia’s U.S. Senate…

One on One: Who is our best-known?

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Who is the best-known living North Carolinian today? Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski? Legendary basketball star Michael Jordan? Gov. Roy Cooper? Activist Rev. William Barber? Senators Thom Tillis or Richard Burr? Anybody else?…

One on One: He made me famous

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – The man who made me briefly famous died last week. Tom Clark was 93.   Dr. Clark taught me Old Testament at Davidson College in 1958-59. It was his first year teaching at…

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…