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This is a reprint of letters written by Southern abolitionist Daniel Wilson, that offers an example of indigenous Southern antislavery leadership, mark the entry of the American Missionary Association into slave-holding North Carolina via their support of Wilson, and offers important insights into Wilson's life and character, the events in central Piedmont counties during a critical period, and a look at the people who felt compelled to support an antislavery message at the risk of life and property.
This article looks at the establishment of the first state normal school for African American teachers founded in Fayetteville using two thousand dollars authorized by the North Carolina legislature. The legislature chose Fayetteville after a strong lobbying effort by the African Methodist Episcopal Zion bishop and other community leaders as well as recognition of great educational activity by black Fayetteville citizens between 1865 and 1877 and the strong educational tradition that stretched to the clandestine schooling of slaves in Fayetteville's urban areas in the 1820s. This background supported the establishment of primary and secondary schools, as well as the normal school, which became Fayetteville State University in 1969.
Quakers felt the need to free their slaves but were prohibited by a 1741 law that stated only the state could grant freedom. To get around this, Quakers deeded slaves to the Yearly Meeting, which by 1814 had around 800. They were later moved out of state.