busing http://wfae.org en Julius Chambers Fondly Remembered, Honored http://wfae.org/post/julius-chambers-fondly-remembered-honored <div><p>Charlotte commemorated a civil rights heavyweight Thursday.&nbsp; Julius Chambers fought for equality through the courts and argued some of the cases that helped integrate this city’s schools and businesses.&nbsp;</p><p>He had a lot of hatred directed at him as an African American challenging prejudice, but he never let that make him bitter. Instead, Chambers set up North Carolina’s first law firm to employ both black and white lawyers, partly to serve as an example of the integration he fought for.&nbsp; He died last week.&nbsp; His funeral was held Thursday.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 05:58:58 +0000 Lisa Miller 32968 at http://wfae.org Julius Chambers Fondly Remembered, Honored 'Champion For Education' Kat Crosby Dies http://wfae.org/post/champion-education-kat-crosby-dies <p>An African American woman who helped Charlotte navigate the turbulent times around school desegregation and busing died last week at the age of 87. &nbsp;Kathleen “Kat” Crosby was with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools for forty years.&nbsp; She started with the district as a teacher and rose up in the ranks to become assistant superintendent before she retired in 1986.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 06:05:41 +0000 Lisa Miller 16259 at http://wfae.org