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Harriet Jacobs. photograph by GILBERT STUDIOS, WASHINGTON, D.C. GOLD-TONED ALBUMEN PRINT

Walk Through History

In honor of Women’s History Month, take a self-guided walking tour that follows the footsteps of one of North Carolina’s African American icons, Harriet Jacobs. While enslaved in 19th-century Edenton, Jacobs faced severe abuse and mistreatment, which led her to hide in her paternal grandmother’s attic for nearly seven years. Despite numerous hardships, Jacobs became a notable abolitionist and a prolific writer. Her memoir, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, is one of the only published narratives by a formerly enslaved woman. On the 13-stop tour, learn about Jacobs’s early life, her escape to the North, and Edenton’s role in the Underground Railroad.

To schedule a tour call the Historic Edenton State Historic Site.
108 North Broad Street, Edenton, NC 27932
(252) 482-2637, historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/historic-edenton

 

Keep an eye out! You might find a short story dispenser, like UNC seniors Elina Rodriguez and Hampton Smith have. The machines rotate locations on campus and in the community. photograph by JOHNNY ANDREWS/UNC-CHAPEL HILL

Read Short Stories

A compact, cylindrical machine with a sleek screen greets students, faculty, and staff in the atrium of the Adams School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The machine is one of eight UNC Short Story Dispensers that deliver poems, fiction and nonfiction short stories, and other types of literature — all with the wave of a hand. The dispensers print these literary tidbits on narrow paper that looks like a long receipt. The goal is to “create a sense of whimsy and curiosity about the literary arts,” says Kathryn Wagner, associate director of UNC’s Art Everywhere Initiative. Readers can wave a hand over the “Global Stories” button to receive pieces by authors like Emily Dickinson and William Shakespeare, while the “Carolina Stories” button produces literature by UNC professors, students, and other North Carolina writers. — Chloe Klingstedt

To find a complete list of UNC Short Story Dispensers and learn how to submit pieces for inclusion in the dispensers’ database, visit artseverywhere.unc.edu.

 

Count Butterflies

The Smith River Greenway in Eden is home to some colorful residents. Seventy custom wooden butterflies — created by local artist Tripp Bennett — are positioned along the 1.7-mile Butterfly Trail on River Road. Head over to Rockingham County to find these one-of-a-kind, various-sized insects.

Butterfly Trail
368 West Stadium Drive, Eden, NC 27288

 

Dig into broccoli & cauliflower salad. photograph by Matt Hulsman

Make Your Own Luck

This St. Patrick’s Day, don’t just wear green for good luck — eat it, too! Get a little green on your plate with recipes like our roasted asparagus with chives and hollandaise, beans & greens soup, or broccoli and cauliflower salad. To find a complete list of our green recipes, click here.

This story was published on Mar 02, 2021

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