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Led by African American workers and civil rights coalition, 1978, against sanitation dept., here. It reshaped the labor movement in N.C.

Bandleader, radio & TV personality, and host of the "Kollege of Musical Knowledge," 1938-1950. Childhood home of "Ol' Perfesser" was 50 yds. S.

Jazz pianist, composer, and architect of bebop. Wrote “’Round Midnight” (1944). Born 1 mile S.

Black leaf house workers in eastern N.C. unionized in 1946. First pro-union vote, at tobacco factory 1 block W., precursor to civil rights movement.

A founder in 1908 of Alpha Kappa Alpha, nation’s oldest sorority for African Americans; history teacher. Her grave is ¼ mile east.

In his speech, Nov. 27, 1962, in gym 200 yards S.E., civil rights leader delivered refrain "I have a dream," used in Lincoln Memorial address, 1963.

Director of the Women's Army Corps, 1945-1947. Legion of Merit for N. Africa service, 1943- 1944. Grave 175 yds. S.

Constituted as Particular Baptist, 1757; Rev. John Moore & Joshua Lawrence among early ministers. Now Primitive Baptist.

The British Army under Gen. Cornwallis marching to Virginia camped here at Crowell's plantation on May 8, 1781.

Former slave. Voted for better roads, schools, and colleges as State representative, 1879, 1887; and State senator, 1889. His home stands here.