October Honoree:

Jane Smith Patterson

Technology Executive, Activist

Jane Smith Patterson’s community activism began at a Greensboro movie theater in the early 1960s. Outraged when an African American friend was refused a ticket, the 17-year-old UNC-Greensboro student determined to spend her life working for equality. Later, after transferring to UNC-Chapel Hill and graduating, Patterson began a career in state politics as Assistant Secretary and later Secretary of Administration in Gov. Jim Hunt’s cabinet. During Hunt’s first term (1977-81), Patterson spearheaded development of the first coordinated information technology model. This was... Read Full Bio

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The Heritage Calendar 2014

The Heritage Calendar honors men and women of all races who have contributed significantly to the lives and experiences of African Americans in the State. In addition to monthly honorees, the calendar also highlights dates of significance in North Carolina and nationally.


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