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On Tuesday, 24 January 1961, at about 12:30 a.m., two hydrogen bombs fell to earth near the tiny farming village of Faro, NC.

Forty years of silence about this event:
The truth behind North Carolina's brush with nuclear disaster.

Also this month - celebrate the legacy of African American culture
 
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  William W. Brown, an American Slave  


  North American Slave Narratives
Documenting the American South

This collection documents the individual and collective story of the African American struggle for freedom and human rights in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. When completed, it will include all the narratives of fugitive and former slaves published in broadsides, pamphlets, or book form in English up to 1920 and many of the biographies of fugitive and former slaves published in English before 1920.

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  "In Christ's Stead": Autobiographical Sketches.       The Church in the Southern Black Community
Documenting the American South

This collection traces how Southern African Americans experienced and transformed Protestant Christianity into the central institution of community life. Coverage begins with white churchesí conversion efforts, especially in the post-Revolutionary period, and depicts the tensions and contradictions between the egalitarian potential of evangelical Christianity and the realities of slavery. It focuses, through slave narratives and observations by other African American authors, on how the black community adapted evangelical Christianity, making it a metaphor for freedom, community, and personal survival.

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  Anna Julia Cooper      

African American Authors
Selected writings of 18th and 19th Century African-American Authors

Text and audio recordings of the works of:
Charlotte Hawkins Brown
Charles Chesnutt
Anna Julia Cooper
George Moses Horton
Omar ibn Said
David Walker

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  Founders of Mechanics and Farmers Bank       Hayti
"a city of Negro enterprises" - Booker T. Washington, 1911

Hayti, the African-American section of Durham, North Carolina, flourished from the 1880s to the 1940s. Like Memphis' Beale Street and the area around Atlanta's Sweet Auburn, Hayti was an island of African-American culture and business in a hostile society. This site provides glimpses of that vanished community.

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  one man X one vote  

  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
SNCC

On February 1, 1960, a group of black college students from North Carolina A&T University refused to leave a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina where they had been denied service. This sparked a wave of other sit-ins in college towns across the South. The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, or SNCC (pronounced "snick"), was created on the campus of Shaw University in Raleigh two months later to coordinate these sit-ins, support their leaders, and publicize their activities.

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