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for Tar Heel Junior Historian Vol. 33 Issue 1, Fall 1993
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Thomas Day was a free African American before the Civil War largely because of his natural skills, especially those related to furniture building. Born in Virginia, 1801, he apprenticed under a skilled craftsman. He ran a successful shop, which prospered between 1840 and 1850, and was also commissioned by Governor David S. Reid and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.