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African-American History Research in Alamance County: Black History

Source guide to historical materials on black history, slavery, and the African-American experience in Alamance County North Carolina

Alamance County Freedmans Bureau Records

Reconstruction Freedman’s Bureau complaints

 (sharecropping and voter suppression)

filed at Graham, NC 1868

includes name index

digitized originals at


African American Historic Sites

Central High School Marker (Graham, NC)

Dr Charles Drew Memorial

Charlotte Hawkins Brown Historic Site

Kirk Holden War

Joe & Odell Thompson Statue 

McCray School

 Alex Haley mini-series

relatives from Alamance Co. Crossroads Community


Michael Holt III Slave Ledger

Slave Ledger of Michael Holt III (1778-1842)

dated June 1809


Runaway Slaves and Bond Servants

Runaway Slave and Bondservant Advertising from the pages of

The Hillsborough Recorder (Orange County, NC) and

The Greensboro Patriot (Guilford Couny, NC)


African American Cultural Arts & History Center

Historically Black Early 20th Century Schoolhouses