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    • Archibald Ray Black

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Sheriffs; Teacher educators
    • Portrait of Archibald Black. Archibald Ray Black (1823-1889) was born near Point Caswell on the Black River in Pender County, NC. He was a teacher at many Pender County Schools including Rocky Point Academy, Willard and Point Caswell Academy....
    • Victoria Lofton

    • African American women--North Carolina
    • black and white photograph of Victoria Lofton. Victoria Lofton (nee Williams) (1883-1949) was a very active member of the Wilmington black community. She led the local branch of the United Order of Tents, a mutual aid society for the black...
    • Rev. D. J. Sanders

    • African American Newspapers; African American Churches
    • Rev. D. J. Sanders Rev. D. J. Sanders (1845? -1907) became the pastor of the Chestnut Street Presbyterian church on May 15, 1874, a small Carpenter Gothic and Italianate style church with a African-American congregation, that still stands on...
    • Ancient Forest on Black River

    • North Carolina, forests, rivers, swamps, old growth, bald cypress
    • Fred Annand leads a canoe expedition that includes David Stahle from the University of Arkansas. The 2 canoes navigate the Black River (near Atkinson) in Pender County. The cypress trees that line the banks date back 1500 years and are part of a...
    • Dr. A. Paul Black

    • Black family, physicians, Hall family, Caines family
    • Dr. Paul Adrian Laurence Black (1906-), son of Walter L. and Kathleen M. Knight, was born in Medord, Oregon, September 30th, 1906. He married and divorced Patricia Hall and married Mona Faye Caines. He was in private practice (Oph & Ot) and served...
    • George Kirby, Ben Chavis, and Angela Davis

    • Chavis, Ben, 1948- ; Kirby, George, ?-1997; Davis, Angela, 1944-
    • Photograph of George Kirby, Ben Chavis and Angela Davis, and unknown supporter. Ben Chavis (1948 - ) is originally from Oxford, North Carolina. He was a minister from the United Church of Christ's Commission for Racial Justice at the time of...
    • Black History Month

    • Brunswick County, North Carolina, African Americans, heritage, cultures,
    • Rev. Seth Moulton (sitting) and Rev. Nathaniel Legay(standing) speak with children of various ages from Evergreen A.M.E. Zion Church in Delco. The girl with hands folded in front is Moulton's daughter, Yude age 10. The reverends and some of the...
    • Black History Month

    • North Carolina, plays, sports casters, WWAY-TV-3
    • Joyce Grear, left, Gene Motley and Cathy Gant rehearse a scene from Wine in the Wilderness written by Alice Childress, as part of the festivities of the Umoja Festival, which is an African American cultural celebration.
    • Robert Chestnut and Edward Gibbs

    • African American Pilots
    • Post WWII African American flying school, Wilmington, Chestnut on left and Gibbs on right in picture. Edward Albertis Gibbs (1919-1969) was a civilian flight instructor in Tuskegee, Alabama during WWII. In 1947 he started the Atlantic School of...
    • George R. McCracken

    • African American police chiefs; Southport (N.C.)
    • Southport police chief George R. McCracken talking on the radio in his patrol car. George R. McCracken (1941-2013) joined the Southport Police Department in the 1960s, becoming one of the first black police officers in the state of North...
    • Giblem Lodge

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    • Wilmingtons first black Masonic lodge, founded in 1866. Built in late Greek Revival style by members of Giblem Lodge No. 2, Free and Accepted Prince Hall Masons. Served black community as cultural center, city market, and library. In 1875, site...
    • Protesting against Racism

    • Brunswick County Government Complex
    • A group of black Brunswick County residents protest the lack of black administrators in the Brunswick County school system. They picketed a school board meeting Monday.
    • Rachel Freeman

    • School boards--African American membership; Elizabethtown (N.C.); African American Women
    • Black and white head shot photograph of Rachel Freeman, used in a newspaper article. Rachel Freeman (1941-1996) was born in Elizabethtown, NC. She attended Williston High School but did not graduate. She served ten years on the New Hanover...
    • Sampson-Johnson House

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    • Greek Revival style house built by James D. Sampson (1801-1861), free black carpenter. Purchased in 1872 by Fannie Starr (1833-1911), wife of Alexander Johnson (1825-1890), native of Lumberton, turpentine distiller. Acquired by daughter, Miss...
    • Caterina Jarboro

    • Jarboro, Caterina; Opera; African American women
    • Caterina Jarboro talking to well-wishers during a visit to Wilmington in the early 1980s. Caterina Jarboro (1898-1986) was born Catherine Yarborough in Wilmington, NC. She was baptized at St. Thomas Catholic Church, and attended the church school...
    • Catherine Ann McKay Fulton

    • Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church (Wilmington, N.C.)
    • Black and white photograph of Catherine Ann McKay Fulton. Catherine Ann McKay (1821-1898) was born at Smithville (now Southport) ,NC. Her parents died when she was young, and she went to live with her uncle Dr. William Berry's family in...

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