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Jenny Labalme

Jenny Labalme photographed the 1982 Warren County protests as part of a documentary photography class she took while an undergraduate at Duke. She spent almost two decades working first as photojournalist for The North Carolina Independent (now Indy Week), and later as a journalist for the Mexico Journal, The Anniston Star, and The Indianapolis Star, and is currently the executive director of the Indianapolis Press Club Foundation.

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From the Archives: Dumping on Warren County

September 30, 2022 - To mark the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking protests against North Carolina's plans to dump toxic waste in a rural Black community, we reprint from the 1988 Southern Exposure book titled "Environmental Politics" an essay and photos about the struggle by Jenny Labalme, who reported on it as an undergraduate at Duke University.