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Oberlin Village, one of the original thirteen freed African-American communities in North Carolina, has all but disappeared. As Raleigh grew and expanded, Oberlin’s residents relocated and most of the area has been sold to developers. The 1873 Oberlin Cemetery still remains and the grassroots nonprofit Friends of Oberlin Village hopes to raise funds for a thermal scan to determine burial locations for preservation.
In 2020, the centennial of women's suffrage, Harriet Tubman will become the first woman in over a century to appear on U.S. paper currency, replacing Andrew Jackson on the twenty-dollar bill. This calls on us to remember North Carolina’s legacy of liberty at a crucial time.
Pauli Murray, a Durham activist and lawyer, spent her life facing discrimination and relentlessly pursuing justice. She understood the need to connect issues of race with gender, and was an influential leader in the civil rights movement. A mural painting and national historic landmark designation honor Murray’s legacy.
The role of fashion in society, our economy and politics can be seen in the history of North Carolina homespun cotton. Today, North Carolina is a top producer of cotton, but little cotton is grown organically. More local companies and consumers are starting to insist on locally sourced cotton.