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Early faculty members at Palmer Memorial Institute.
Charlotte Hawkins Brown is in the center on the
back row. Courtesy of North Carolina Office of Archives
and History, call # N_83_12_10, Raleigh.


This guide provides resources for learning about and researching the history of African American Education in North Carolina.  Resources are included from a variety of formats and from a variety of collections, including those at the Government & Heritage Library at the State Library of North Carolina.

The guide includes background information, histories, biographies, government reports, newspapers, images, manuscript materials, and other primary sources from a variety of places. Some materials are available in physical media (such as print materials, photographs, or audio or video recordings) at libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions. And some materials are also be available digitally online.

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Subject search terms

You may want to conduct your searches using subject headings. Here are three Library of Congress search terms relevant to researching the history of African American and Black American educational history in North Carolina. Clicking on the links will take you to search results by subject from the collections of the Government & Heritage Library at the State Library of North Carolina. 

African Americans

African Americans--Civil Rights

African Americans -- Education

If you would like to find materials in a library near you, visit WorldCat (  WorldCat is an online catalog that searches for resources and displays results from the holdings of libraries all across the world. You can see if a particular resource is located in a library near you. Use the same search terms included above.

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Government & Heritage Library


Phone: (919) 814-6790


Physical address:
109 E. Jones St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

Mailing address:
4640 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4600