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New NCpedia collection: Exploring North Carolina: The Civil Rights Movement

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Photograph of statue of the A&T Four (Greensboro Four) on the campus of North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, N.C., by cewatkin, 2000 Wikimedia Commons. Used with Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.

Photograph of statue of the A&T Four (Greensboro Four) on the campus of North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, N.C., by cewatkin, 2000 Wikimedia Commons. Used with Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.

NCpedia has been at work developing “curated” collections to bring together resources for a number of broad topical areas.  Now that the site has more than 7,000 articles, these collections are designed to help researchers find more useful articles, explore a range of subtopics within broader categories, and to connect content that helps tell aspects of the state’s history and stories.

This week we added a collection for the Civil Rights Movement in North Carolina.

The collection presents several topical areas with links to related articles and search results in the NCpedia collection. Topics cover many focal points for the history of the Civil Rights movement in the state, including African American, Native American, and Women’s history.  And the collection also includes a listing of more than 20 lesson plans from the NC Civic Education Consortium, with links to the individual activity guides.

Broad categories included in the Civil Rights collection:

And visit these additional curated “Exploring North Carolina” collections that are also now online at NCpedia:

And as always, if you need help locating North Carolina information, find us online at NCpedia or contact us at the N.C. Government & Heritage Library!

— Kelly Agan, N.C. Government & Heritage Library

State Doc Pick of the Week : Gold in North Carolina

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Gold in North Carolina was published in 1990 by the Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, better known as the Department of Environmental Quality today.

This informational pamphlet talks about information available regarding gold in North Carolina, how to identify gold, prospecting, state and federal lands, permits and regulations, where gold was mined, where to find gold, panning equipment, and where to sell gold.

This information was relevant in 1990 but if you want to learn more information about gold in North Carolina today, try here.

You can view, download, print, and save this document here.

Image Credit:

Two miners from Cornwall, England at Gold Hill, 1857:  Matthew Moyle (left) and Nicholas Trevethan.  (Courtesy, N. C. Historic Sites, Division of Archives and History.)

New additions to NCpedia: African American History and Civil Rights in North Carolina

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"Don't Buy In Down Town Williamston!". Image of boycott poster from 1963-1964 civil rights campaign and protests in Williamston, N.C., 1963-1964. By the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Item 421.27.l, from East Carolina University Digital Collections.

“Don’t Buy In Down Town Williamston!”. Image of boycott poster from 1963-1964 civil rights campaign and protests in Williamston, N.C., 1963-1964. By the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Item 421.27.l, from East Carolina University Digital Collections.

NCpedia has new resources to share for African American History and the Civil Rights Movement in North Carolina.  Please visit NCpedia and share!

A new a collection page — Exploring North Carolina: African American History.  This collection brings together and organizes entries covering a range of topics including: biographies, history of education, businesses and industry, organizations, culture and arts, law and politics, and historic places, monuments and memorials.

New articles on Civil Rights events in North Carolina:

 

Kelly Agan, North Carolina Government & Heritage Library

State Doc Pick of the Week : Practice Notes

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Local_EWH-4288-1The North Carolina Division of Social Services and the Family and Children’s Resource Program release a quarterly serial titled Practice Notes. It is created primarily for North Carolina child welfare workers but it can enhance any ones knowledge of child welfare in North Carolina.

Practice Notes issues contain articles that cover topics dealing with schools in NC and children who are under the care of social services. Many of the articles are written with child social workers in mind but there is a wealth of information contained in the articles through the research and experience of the authors that anyone can gain from. Reading these articles will not make you a child welfare expert but it will certainly enhance your knowledge of the child welfare system in North Carolina.

You can view, download, print, and save this serial here.

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