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Archive for December 7th, 2009

We’ve recently uploaded several real photograph postcards taken by Frederick “Frank” Marchant (1872-1942), who took documentary-style photographs of the area around Hamlet and Rockingham. Marchant was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Hamlet, North Carolina in the early 1900s, where he was originally employed by the Seaboard Air Line Railway.  Massengill suggests that Marchant was […]

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On this day in 1987 gospel singer Shirley Caesar, five-time Grammy winner, was sworn in as a member of Durham’s city council. Caesar chose not to run for reelection, citing her duties as pastor of Mount Calvary Church in Raleigh. She has since won six more Grammys.

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