Feb 23, 2023
Winton Triangle Documents that span from Reconstruction to the Great Depression are now online.
Early papers of the Atlantic District Fair of Ahoskie, NC, included in the papers of William David Newsom, a Reconstruction leader of the Winton Triangle, and his son-in-law, James Hall, are now online, courtesy of UNC-Chapel Hill's DigitalNC. In September 2022, A DigitalNC team visited us in Cofield, NC for a Winton Triangle tour in order to get a better idea of this collection and of the Winton Triangle's significance. Led by Lisa Gregory and accompanied by Alona Norwood and Kirsten Merryman, the team was taken to sites related to 1586, the Civil War Era, Reconstruction and into the Civiil Rights Era. Alona Norwood's blog explains the papers and our partnership.
During the tour, we met with the leadership of the Improved and Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the World at their national headquarters in Winton, NC. We were shown the Elks' historical exhibit room and we talked about the Elks' history and of digitization possibilities.