New edition of “A History of African Americans in North Carolina” now available

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources announces:

RALEIGH – A new, revised edition of “A History of African Americans in North Carolina” is now available from the Historical Publications Section of the N.C. Office of Archives and History. The volume covers more than 400 years from the colonial period through the early 21st century. Authored by Jeffrey J. Crow, Paul D. Escott and Flora Hatley Wadelington, the title is a fitting Black History Month tribute.


First published in 1992, “A History of African Americans in North Carolina” was the first one volume survey of black history in the state, and covered through the 1990s. A 2002 revised edition included a new chapter examining the expanding political influence of African Africans and the rise of effective black politicians. The latest edition brings the discussion through the historic presidential election of Barack Obama in 2008. It also has a new cover and updated index.

Dr. Jeffrey J. Crow is deputy secretary of the Office of Archives and History in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. Dr. Paul D. Escott is Reynolds Professor of History at Wake Forest University. Flora J. Hatley Wadeliington is an assistant professor of history at Shaw University and St. Augustine’s College.

“A History of African Americans in North Carolina” (paperbound; pp.xii, 292; illustrations; index 2011) sells for $21.35, which includes tax and shipping. Order from the Historical Publications Section (PR), Office of Archives and History, 4622 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4622. For credit card orders, call (919) 733-7442, ext. 0 or visit online http://nc-historical-publications.stores.yahoo.net. The also is available at local bookstores ad Amazon.com.

The Historical Publications Section is part of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

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