NCCJ Triad honored community leaders Linda and Tom Sloan and Paul and Addy Jeffrey for their extraordinary leadership in fighting bias, bigotry and racism. At the organization’s annual Citation Awards dinner, more than 1,100 attendees celebrated efforts to “make our community a better place for all of us, not just some of us,” said NCCJ Executive Director Ivan Canada.
NCCJ has been active in the Triad community since 1937, with roots going back another 10 years. Founded in 1927, NCCJ emerged in response to a wave of religious intolerance sweeping the nation.
At that time, fascist movements and hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) were becoming more visible and influential. Anti-Jewish and anti-Catholic prejudice and violence were on the rise.
Since 1967, the Carolina Peacemaker has served as North Carolina’s leading news weekly with a national reputation. Founded by Dr. John Kilimanjaro, the newspaper is published by Carolina Newspaper, Inc.