In Durham, a new marker honors the life of Booker T. Spicely
At the intersection of Broad Street and Club Boulevard in Durham, a new North Carolina highway historical marker honors the life and condemns the death of Booker T. Spicely, a soldier who was shot and killed by a white bus driver in 1944.
Several members of Spicely's family were on site for the marker's unveiling, including Marilyn Spicely and her husband Lincoln T. Spicely.
Leoneda Inge attended the unveiling and later spoke with James Williams, chairman of the Booker T. Spicely Committee.
James Williams, chairman of the Booker T. Spicely Committee and head of the North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System.