Brilliant artists, poets, and intellectuals established Black Mountain College’s reputation as a bastion of innovative thinkers. The college’s brief, obscure existence — and its avant-garde “Happening” — sealed its legend.
Troops from both sides — and even prisons — find escape from the slog of war with a bat and ball. (Volume 4, Part 4)
For a brief time in the 1970s, college students threw off their inhibitions — among other things — and ran free.
Telephone operators once helped connect folks across the state before “If you’d like to make a call … ” became standard.
A husband and wife stay together — and fight together — through the duration of the war. (Volume 4, Part 3)
Tar Heel soldiers grow weary of war and leave their regiments — only to fight for the north. (Volume 4, Part 2)
Demands for higher pay and a 40-hour workweek ignite a furor in Gastonia in 1929.
The cardinal represents North Carolina, but maybe a vanished breed should be our state bird.
These historic kitchens represent a portrait of life in North Carolina when function was fundamental.