Stories tagged: "History"

Roof work on Reynolds Hall, a dormitory at the former Palmer Memorial Institute. Photo courtesy of Liz Melendez.
The Work to Preserve a Historic Site of Black Excellence in North Carolina

The dormitories at the former Palmer Memorial Institute represent the main physical connection to the site's legacy. But they have long been in disrepair.

North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, speaks to reporters on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 at the Legislative Building in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Gary D. Robertson)
It’s Black History Month and NC Republicans Introduced a Bill to Limit Teaching of Black History

Rep. John Torbett introduced a bill last week that would make North Carolina the 19th state to ban and/or restrict how teachers can discuss racism and sexism.

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5 Essential Books You Can Read to Honor North Carolina Black History

This reading list not only highlights the achievements of Black North Carolinians in the fight for civil rights and equality, but also the painful legacy of Jim Crow and the fight for justice.

Sarah Keys Evans was serving in the Women's Army Corps in 1952 when she was arrested after refusing to give up her bus seat for a white Marine at the Roanoke Rapids bus station. Her lawsuit would go on to change the country.  (Image via US Army.)
4 Powerful Moments in North Carolina’s Black History

It’s Black History Month in North Carolina, and many of our state’s most significant moments are still seriously overlooked. 

Most common jobs 150 years ago in North Carolina
The 50 Most Common Jobs in North Carolina 150 Years Ago

In an effort to capture a snapshot of the U.S. job market’s history, Stacker compiled a list of the most common jobs in North Carolina from 150 years ago using data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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10 Biggest Snowfalls Recorded in North Carolina History

Stacker compiled a list of the biggest 1-day snowfalls in North Carolina using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.

Henry Frye, far right, with NC Central law professor Hugo Payne and Dean Daniel G. Sampson. One of 12 children born to  Richmond County tobacco farmers, Frye became the first Black person elected to the state legislature after Jim Crow, the first Black person to serve on the state Supreme Court, and the first Black person to be chief justice of that court. A history of this remarkable man makes our list of NC-centric books to gift. (Image via NC Central)
Have a North Carolina Nerd in the Family? Here Are 9 Books to Gift 

A comprehensive history of this fascinating state, the (ongoing) struggle for voting rights, and the scandal that rocked North Carolina politics: They all make our NC-centric reading list.