Around Surry County, North Carolina (Black America Series)

Around Surry County, North Carolina (Black America Series)

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Overview

From slavery in the 1800s to freedom in the 1950s, Black America Series: Around Surry County traces the footsteps of African Americans through their transition from house servants and field hands to land owners, farmers, and successful small business proprietors. This detailed pictorial history celebrates and honors the strong faith, courage, and determination of the Surry County area's black community.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738518060
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 08/28/2005
Series: Black America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,183,062
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Retired educator Evelyn Scales Thompson, Ph.D., and others formed the African-American Historical and Genealogical Society of Surry County in 2000. This history of the Surry region will lead to a greater understanding and appreciation for the lives and contributions of African Americans.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments6
Introduction7
History7
1Plantations: A Life of Toil9
2People: Determined Roots19
3Church: Holding to Hope53
4Education: Upward Mobility73
5Work: Making Our Way91
6Leisure: A Time for Reflection109
7Military: A Soldier's Story121

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