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A Literary Schedule for African-American History Month

If you came by our exhibit booth on Saturday at the annual African-American Cultural Celebration in Raleigh, thanks so much for saying hello! We made a ton of new friends, connected with old friends, and felt honored to sponsor the “CELEBRATE Literature and the Spoken Word” gallery. It was a great way to kick-off the […]

Hillsborough’s Burwell School Needs Your Help

From our friends at The Burwell School Historic Site, which hosts many historical and literary programs throughout the year: Dear friends, The Burwell School needs your help. For over 50 years the Burwell School Historic Site, owned and maintained by the Historic Hillsborough Commission, has been a part of our community’s heritage and a living […]

The Bicentennial of Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley

The Burwell School Historic Site in Hillsborough is celebrating the bicentennial of Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, a former slave who became a seamstress and civil activist, as well as a confidant of Mary Todd Lincoln. The Burwell School Historic Site brings important nineteenth century history alive for 4,500 visitors a year. From 1835-1857, this property was […]