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Julius Rosenwald, turn of the century president of Sears, Roebuck and Company, promoted education amongst underprivileged African American students throughout the rural South. From 1910-1932, his efforts led to establishing \"more than 5,300 schools from Maryland to Texas.\" North Carolina's Historic Preservation Office coordinated with the North Carolina Rosenwald Schools Community Project to locate and preserve those institutions within the state. Eight hundred plus schools were built in North Carolina with fourteen nominated to National Register and twenty-two more identified and awaiting nomination.
Awarding the Mayflower Cup marked an important annual honor of best publication by a state resident. Beginning in 1931, awards were announced at annual meetings of the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association and initially were awarded to either best fiction or non-fiction before creation of the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for fiction (1952).