The Lynching of Archibald Beebe

AUTHOR:  Leisa Greathouse; edited and vetted by Cheri Todd Molter Archibald Beebe, known as Archie by relatives (even today), was born enslaved. When and where he was born is unknown. A wealthy plantation owner, Asa Beebe, bequeathed “Archy” to his young daughter...

The Hartleys’ Ferry on the Yadkin

AUTHOR:  Linda H. Barnette (edited and vetted by Cheri Todd Molter) As people came from Europe to America, traveling down South in the 1700s, they found a vast network of rivers and streams. They discovered places where the water was shallow enough to cross, which...

Farming in North Carolina, 1889

AUTHOR:  JC Knowles (edited and vetted by Cheri Todd Molter) Farming was so bad in North Carolina in 1889 that many farmers considered leaving their farms to seek their livelihoods elsewhere. The Chatham County Alliance, a local organization of the Farmers’ Alliance,...

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