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A Tribute to Tony Thompson

Anthony Reginald (Tony) Thompson was the youngest child of five of Will and Dossie Thompson born in Greensboro, North Carolina on November 1, 1945. A good student, Tony graduated from the historic James B. Dudley High School in 1963 and participated in the historic Woolworth Sit-Ins in 1960 which inspired other similar demonstrations around the United States. He matriculated at Winston Salem State Teachers College his freshman year and then transferred to the University Of North Carolina at Greensboro (Woman’s College) in 1964, the first year that men were admitted where he earned a double B.S. Degree in Business Administration and Economics in 1971. […]