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Slave Brick Makers

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At the turn of the century, in \"Wootentown,\" North Carolina, former slaves gained notoriety for their brick-making abilities. Located near Washington, the village location was a primary source of excellent brick-making clay, allowing former slaves to practice their considerable skills. The methods used at that time required more supervision, yet a brickyard could be started with as little as $10,000, as compared to the $1,000,000 start-up costs for modern brickyards today.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 29 Issue 20, Mar 1962, p10