North Carolina is a state that holds special meaning for me. I met and married my fabulous wife, Josephine, there 56 years ago. We have a house in the mountain-west third of the state, and my career and the civil rights movement began there simultaneously.
This is a commentary I never expected to write, but for the first time in American history, a demagogue has been elected president of the United States. Donald Trump is a vulgar braggart, unfit by experience, character and temperament for the office.