Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 80 Issue 2, Apr 2003
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This article looks at the life and career of Lucy Saunders Herring, an African American educator in North Carolina from 1916 to 1968. In addition to her classroom work, Herring organized health clinics and other community programs, raised funds for black schools in North Carolina, and was the supervisor of the Jeanes Fund, a philanthropic gift used for Southern black rural schools.
Focusing on the town of Wilmington and the surrounding area, this article focuses on the efforts of white Baptist and Methodist preachers to bring religion to the region, as well as on the role of the Methodist Church in the lives of black evangelicals and their lives as compared to black evangelicals in other parts of the state.
This article examines the debate over whether to emancipate and arm Southern slaves to fight for the Confederacy during the Civil War. The perspective of Governor Zebulon B. Vance is given particular attention, along with the attitudes of North Carolinians towards slaves during the war, and to emancipated blacks after the war.