Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Folk beliefs
Currently viewing results 1 - 3
The folk belief, \"If you have a mole on your neck, you will be hanged,\" was heard around the turn of the century and before, when hanging was a common form of execution. Charles Waddell Chesnutt uses this belief from the folklore of southern African Americans as an important tool to develop the theme of social strangulation in The Marrow of Tradition, first published in 1901.
As people settled across America, they brought their superstitions and beliefs with them; the list is composed of 145 beliefs that were found in California but originated from North Carolina.
A superstitious man believed his crop was cursed and was told by a witch doctor how to break it.