Wednesday, October 26, 2022

State Archives to Host Virtual Program on the People Not Property Project

Oct 26, 2022

Discover records of enslavement from across North Carolina through the People Not Property project. The virtual presentation will be held Monday, Nov. 7, 1-2 p.m., as part of the Friends of the Archives annual meeting.

Where can researchers find stories of enslaved peoples in North Carolina? The Digital Library on American Slavery and People Not Property project compile digitized archival materials to amplify these stories for students and historians and to assist African American genealogists. Project leader Richard Cox of UNC-Greensboro will discuss this important work, including its origins, partners, and goals of collecting and increasing access to these records from all North Carolina counties.

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About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. NCDNCR's mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state's history, conserving the state's natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, three science museums, three aquariums and Jennette's Pier, 41 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C. Zoo, the N.C. Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, the African American Heritage Commission, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, and the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please visit

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