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Archive for May, 2012

Researchers with the First Colony Foundation and the British Museum say a 16th-century map of the Carolina coast could help solve the Lost Colony mystery. Officials with both organizations plan to discuss their findings at UNC’s Wilson Library on Thursday (May 3) at 1110 a.m. Researchers have spent several years studying and conducting tests on […]

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This Month in North Carolina History The small hand of the clock pointed to 10 as Stuart Cramer stood before the 600 or so people assembled for the American Cotton Manufacturers Association’s annual conference in Asheville’s Kenilworth Inn on May 17, 1906. It was the second-day of the association’s 10th annual meeting and Cramer, already […]

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“Proponents argued that an Afro-American exhibit would encourage black participation in the [Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition]. Blacks laid plans to rely on the Southern Exposition in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1891 as a gathering point for black exhibits to be sent to the world’s fair two years later. But the idea of a separate exhibit […]

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