Raleigh is the capital city and the second largest city in the state of North Carolina as well as the seat of Wake County. Raleigh is known as the "City of Oaks" for its many oak trees. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city's 2010 population was 403,892.
After the Civil War ended in 1865, African Americans were able to be educated and men could become involved in politics. With the help of the Freedmen's Bureau, many freedmen migrated from rural areas to Raleigh. Shaw University, the South's first African-American college, began classes in 1865 and was chartered in 1875. Shaw's Estey Hall was the first building constructed for the higher education of black women, and Leonard Medical Center was the first four-year medical school in the country for African Americans.
In 1867, Episcopal clergy founded St. Augustine's College for the education of freedmen. In 1869, the state legislature approved the nationís first school for blind and deaf African Americans to be located in Raleigh. And in 1874, the city's Federal Building was constructed in Raleigh, the first federal government project in the South following the Civil War.
Southeast Raleigh is bounded by downtown on the west, Garner on the southwest, and rural Wake County to the southeast. The area includes areas along Rock Quarry Road, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and New Bern Avenue. This area is very diverse, with new suburban developments to poor inner-city neighborhoods. Many of the older neighborhoods are historically African American and date back to the end of the Civil War. Primary neighborhoods include Chavis Heights, Raleigh Country Club, Southgate, Kingwood Forest and Biltmore Hills. Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion (formerly Alltel Pavilion and Walnut Creek Amphitheatre) is one of the region's major outdoor concert venues and is located on Rock Quarry Road. Shaw University, the oldest HBCU in the South, is located between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and South Street in this part of the city.
The Carolinian, North Carolina's oldest and largest African-American newspaper published twice weekly.
The median household income in the city was $46,612 in 2000, and the median family income was $60,003.
Clarence E. Lightner was elected to the City Council, and in 1973 became Raleigh's first African-American mayor.
Raleigh experiences a humid subtropical climate, with generally moderate temperatures during spring and autumn. Summers are typically warm to hot. Winters are mild and wet with highs generally in the range of 47Ė53 įF with lows around or just below freezing, although an occasional 60 įF or warmer winter day is not uncommon.
WDCG-FM (G105, Contemporary Hit Radio)
WRAL-FM (Mix 101.5, Adult Contemporary)
WKIX-FM (KIX 102.9, Classic Hits)
WPTF-AM (NewsRadio 680, News/Talk)
WQOK-FM (K97.5, Hip Hop)
WFXC-FM (Foxy 107/104, Urban Adult Contemporary)
WFXK-FM (Foxy 107/104, Urban Adult Contemporary)
WRVA-FM (100.7 The River, Classic Hits)
WKSL-FM (93.9 Kiss FM, (Rhythmic Adult Contemporary)
WNNL-FM (103.9 The Light, Urban Gospel)
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