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Detail from Service mural, which was dedicated at the School of Government on July 26, 2010 C oates C onnection Vo l . 9 No. 2 Fa l l 2 0 1 0 / W i n te r 2 0 1 1 Highlights in this issue 2 Message from the Dean 3 Financial Analysis Tool 4 School of Government News & Notes 6 Recent Gifts and Grants 10 Training for Newly Elected Officials 11 Frequently Asked Questions 12 Public Service is a Privilege 13 Contributing Friends J uly marked the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of the Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro. e historic event began when four students from NC A&T State University—Joseph McNeil, David Richmond, Jibreel Khazan, and Franklin McCain—sat down at the white- only lunch counter on February 1, 1960. Aer five months of increasing protests, Woolworth's served a meal to its first black cus- tomer that July. Fiy years later, on July 26, the School of Government celebrated the Greensboro Four with the unveiling of Service, a 5-foot by 50- foot mural, on the first floor of the Knapp- Sanders Building. It may be viewed any time the building is open. Commissioned in 2009 and painted by Colin Quashie of Charleston, South Carolina, it is the first in a series of murals the School of Govern- ment will commission that will commemorate the contributions of African Americans and American Indians to the state of North Caro- lina. "We serve all of North Carolina's public officials and all North Carolinians," said Mike Smith, dean of the School, during the dedica- tion. "is painting not only represents the full breadth of our work, but also the value we place on the accomplishments of African Americans in North Carolina." Quashie painted the Greensboro Four as chefs in the complex mural that includes 36 other individuals and more than eight events that symbolize North Carolina's African-Amer- ican history in areas such as civil rights, govern- ment, business, journalism, and education. During the 11 months it took to complete the work, Quashie blogged about his progress and about the lives of the individuals and events he was painting. ese posts, which began in August 2009, can be found at www.quashie.com. Funding for the project was provided by Local Government Federal Credit Union. Details on the mural are available on the School's website: www.sog.unc.edu/about/service. See pages 8–9 for more views of the mural and photographs om the dedication ceremony. SeRVING A CAUSe GRe ATeR ThAN TheMSeLVeS S c h o o l o f G o v e r n m e n t , U N C - C h a p e l H i l l Founded by Albert Coates in 1931 as the Institute of Government, the School of Government provides educational, advisory, and research services for state and local governments. To learn more about the School, visit www.sog.unc.edu or call 919.966.5381.

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