Archive for the 'NC History' Category
This weekend I visited Historic Halifax, the provincial seat of North Carolina in 1776 and a stop along the Underground Railroad. Ms. Prince is buried in the African-American cemetery (map JPG), with at least one other person whose grave is marked. The cemetery is up the hill from the main square and the church (white) graveyard.
In 1902, Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown established the Palmer Institute, an educational center for African Americans. The site is now a museum, located in Sedalia, North Carolina. It’s one of those small state historic landmarks that you discover by accident…I was there for a meeting and learned so much about the site and Dr. Brown. She was by all accounts a remarkable woman.