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The North Carolina Friends Society had a long history of attempting to extend educational rights to African American slaves and their ancestors. Reviewing meeting minutes from this group, the author recounts the various efforts to education African Americans dating as far back as 1814.
Lincoln Academy, located in Gastonia, NC, was one of the first accredited African American high schools. The school closed in the 1950s and fell into disrepair and became a hub for teenagers. When the body of a teenage girl was found there, rumors and legends started up associated with the murder.