New project will tell the stories of slaves who constructed the North Carolina State Capitol building
The North Carolina State Capitol is holding a series of listening sessions as the historic site prepares to launch a new digital humanities initiative, currently titled “From Naming to Knowing: Uncovering Slavery at the North Carolina State Capitol.”
The project names over 130 enslaved African American workers and craftsmen who built and maintained the state capitol in the 1800s.
Most of the men worked on the building’s construction in the 1830s, either as laborers at the site or in the nearby State Quarry.
The capitol is dedicated to naming these individuals and telling their stories through this new website.
These sessions are free to attend and open to all, but guests are asked to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/listening-sessions-for-uncovering-slavery-at-the-nc-state-capitol-tickets-428805096587 .
Those who register will receive further information about attendance, including a Zoom link to the virtual session.