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Beyond 12 Years a Slave: The Influential Slave Narratives of Tar Heels Moses Roper, Harriet Jacobs, and William H. Singleton

Date(s): 2/9/2015

6:30 pm

Farmville Public Library, 4276 West Church Street, Farmville, NC 27828
In this presentation by Sneed, the audience will learn about three courageous African American Tar Heels who escaped to freedom and authored slave narratives: Harriet Jacobs, of Edenton; Moses Roper, of Caswell County; and William H. Singleton, of New Bern. Sneed will discuss how these three slave narrative authors left their mark on the North American Slave Narrative Literary Tradition. Slave narratives' mission was to convert the hearts and minds of readers so they would become supportive of the anti-slavery cause. As the narratives are often dismissed as "anti-slavery propaganda", she will share what research has revealed about their veracity. Sneed will explore the book "12 Years a Slave" by Solomon Northup, now a highly acclaimed film of the same name, and how it compares to these three Tar Heel narratives.

This program is free and open to the public.

This project is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
David Miller, Library Director
(252) 753-3355
dmiller@farmville-nc.com

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What Happened to the Lost Colony?

Date(s): 4/6/2015

6:30 pm

Farmville Public Library, 4276 West Church Street, Farmville, NC 27828
The Library will be hosting UNC Wilmington History professor, Dr. David LaVere, on Monday, April 6 2015 at 6:30 pm at the Library, where he will discuss the Lost Colony.

The Lost Colony is one of the great North Carolina mysteries. History professor Dr. David LaVere’s research shows that when the English colonists who were left on Roanoke in 1587 disappeared, they tried to leave clues to their whereabouts. Though John Smith and others would look for them, the Lost Colonists were never seen again by Europeans. Their fate terrified the English and had the potential to derail future English colonization.

This talk explains Roanoke Indian society and politics, English Elizabethan politics and colonial ambitions, who and what made the Roanoke colony fail, and what LaVere believes happened to the Lost Colonists.

This program is free and open to the public.

This project is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
David Miller, Library Director
(252) 753-3355
dmiller@farmville-nc.com

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Hatteras Storytelling Festival: Yarn Tellin', Foot Tappin', Hatteras Style

Date(s): 5/2/2014, 5/3/2014, 5/4/2014

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Hatteras Village - Outer Banks
Join OUR STATE for the 2nd Annual Hatteras Storytelling Festival: Yarn Tellin', Foot Tappin', Hatteras Style
May 2 - 4, 2014
Hatteras Village - Outer Banks

Featuring storytelling with:
Clyde Edgerton - novelist, musician, and storyteller
Bland Simplson - author, storyteller, professor, and member of The Red Clay Ramblers
Clifford Swain - motivational speaker, educator, musician, and storyteller
Kevin Duffus - historian, author, and storyteller
Ben Cherry - storyteller, A.K.A. Blackbeard the Pirate
Rodney Kemp - Fish House Liar, N.C. Historian of the Year
James Charlet - local historian, storyteller

Also featuring:
Nu-Blu - nationally-known bluegrass group from Siler City, N.C.
Banjo Island - bluegrass group from Hatteras Island, Lots of local storytellers
A Taste of the Village - registration night - enjoy various culinary delights of Hatteras Village

This project is funded in part by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau.
For more information please visit www.HatterasYarns.com or call (252) 986-2109.

For information on where to stay on Hatteras Island, please visit outerbanks.org

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Wilson Woman's Club "A Tour of Homes 2014"

Date(s): 4/4/2014, 4/5/2014

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Wilson, NC
A tour of 6 homes in the Wilson area. Tickets are $25 and includes both days. A luncheon will also be held on Friday, April 4th at the Woman's club, 402 Broad Street. Ticket are $10 in advance.
252-237-6110

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Greenville Brushstrokes Clothesline Art Show

Date(s): 4/26/2014

10 a.m.to 4 p.m.

Pitt Co. Historical Society Primitive Baptist Church Firetower Road, Greenville, NC
Our Clothesline Show features local artist paintings done in watercolor, acrylics, oil, or mixed media all of which are original works. There will be an array of framed as well as unframed art all at excellent prices. Art will be displayed in the church as well as hung outside for viewing
. Several of the artist will be on site painting. there will be live music, and a raffle drawing for an awesome watercolor original painting by one of our members, Pete Hickey.
10% of profits go to the Pitt Co. Historical Society. This is a must see and experience show!!!
Dorothy Jensen 252 355 6543
www.greenvillebrushstrokes.com

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ECNAO 21st Annual Powwow

Noon - 6PM

Minges Coliseum



East Carolina Native American Organization will be hosting our 21st Annual Powwow at Minges. All are invited. This is a free event. We will have American Indian singing, dancing, vendors, and crafts.
hunta@ecu.edu

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