AfriGeneas States Research Forum
[NC] Black history preserved online
Black history in N.C. preserved online
Courtesy of the N.C. Department of Cultural
By Ben Steelman
Published: Monday, January 5, 2009 at 7:50 a.m.
The Raleigh-based state agency has put digital images of a 1910 reference book, "An Era of Progress and Promise," online as part of its Digital Repository.
The 444-page book can be accessed at http://statelibrary.dcr.state.nc.us/dimp/digital/era/index.html.
"It's a fairly rare book, and it's highly regarded," said Christy Allen, digitization projects manager with the State Library. Both W.E.B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington cited "An Era of Progress and Promise" in their writings.
Compiled by W.N. Hartshorn, the encyclopedic volume included entries on dozens of colleges, universities and secondary schools serving African Americans in Southeastern states.