Slavery

MARKING HISTORY: Orange Street Landing
The Cape Fear area is full of history, especially from the Civil War era, including a remarkable story of escape. Fri, 01/04/2013 - 7:33pm
First black joins NC’s Sons of American Revolution
A chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in North Carolina is inducting its first black member, a firefighter who only recently learned his ancestor was freed from slavery after fighting for American independence. Mon, 02/20/2012 - 8:48pm
Charges dismissed in alleged NC enslavement case
A North Carolina woman who said she was a religious deity will not stand trial on charges she kept three children in domestic slavery. Tue, 11/22/2011 - 3:09pm
Southern swamp holds clues about runaway slaves
A permanent exhibition opening this fall will show how the Great Dismal Swamp became a haven for thousands of people escaping slavery before the Civil War. Mon, 07/04/2011 - 6:02pm
No historical marker for blacks who fought for South
Plans for a historical marker commemorating 10 black men who served the Confederacy are being rejected by Union County officials as inappropriate for the old county courthouse. Wed, 02/16/2011 - 3:54pm