Carolina Times Publisher Dies At 66

Kenneth Edmonds

Today is a very sad day in the world of newspaper. Yesterday morning we learned that the long time publisher of Durham’s Carolina Times newspaper, Mr. Kenneth Edmonds, passed away. Edmonds was the grandson of the founder, Mr. Louis Austin. The Carolina Times has been a staple in the Black community in Durham for almost 100 years. This lost was unexpected and extremely devastating. Our love and prayers go out to Edmonds’ family. 

3 thoughts on “Carolina Times Publisher Dies At 66

  1. Re: Kenneth Edmonds,

    In the mist of a Giant! My heart is heavy after hear the news of the death of Kenneth Edmond, Publisher of The Carolina Time, Durham, North Carolina.

    Thank you for sharing this information!
    Without The Carolina Times, and The Carolinian Newspaper “Our Truth,” may never be told (correctly), and this information lost forever.

    Kenneth Edmond’s Grandfather was Mr. Louis Austin. This “Giant” went into places that others dared not go. Then he would print this news in his Newspaper. This very act, could had caused Mr. Austin his life.

    When I was researching the lynching of Mr. Lynn Council. The “Truth” about the lynching. The Durham Carolina Times was my inspiration place I would turn. This Newspaper gave me the feeling of being in the period of this historical times.

    The Carolina Times and The Carolinian Newspaper would “Tell It Like It Is.” Newspapers, I knew I could trusted without the water-down version.

    “N.C. Central history professor Jerry Gershenhorn, who authored the 2018 biography, Louis Austin and The Carolina Times: A Life in the Long Black Freedom Struggle, called Austin “the most important voice for freedom in Durham and in North Carolina” from the 1920s through the 1970s.”

    Praying for “Kennith Edmond Family, “In The Lost of A Giant.”

    Sincerely,
    (African American Researcher)
    Doris Taylor Battle

    1. Re: Kenneth Edmonds,

      In the mist of a Giant! My heart is heavy after hear the news of the death of Kenneth Edmond, Publisher of The Carolina Time, Durham, North Carolina.

      Thank you for sharing this information!
      Without The Carolina Times, and The Carolinian Newspaper “Our Truth,” may never be told (correctly), and this information lost forever.

      Kenneth Edmond’s Grandfather was Mr. Louis Austin. This “Giant” went into places that others dared not go. Then he would print this news in his Newspaper. This very act, could had caused Mr. Austin his life.

      When I was researching the lynching of Mr. Lynn Council. The “Truth” about the lynching. The Durham Carolina Times was my inspiration place I would turn. This Newspaper gave me the feeling of being in the period of this historical times.

      The Carolina Times and The Carolinian Newspaper would “Tell It Like It Is.” Newspapers, I knew I could trusted without the water-down version.

      “N.C. Central history professor Jerry Gershenhorn, who authored the 2018 biography, Louis Austin and The Carolina Times: A Life in the Long Black Freedom Struggle, called Austin “the most important voice for freedom in Durham and in North Carolina” from the 1920s through the 1970s.”

      Praying for “Kennith Edmond Family, “In The Lost of A Giant.”

      Sincerely,
      (African American Researcher)
      Doris Taylor Battle

  2. In the mist of a Giant! My heart is heavy after hear the news of the death of Kenneth Edmond, Publisher of The Carolina Time, Durham, North Carolina.

    Thank you for sharing this information!
    Without The Carolina Times, and The Carolinian Newspaper “Our Truth,” may never be told (correctly), and this information lost forever.

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