REMINDER: History Project Targets Mill This Saturday, Feb. 25 – Noon – 4:00 – Braswell Library

THIS ARTICLE FROM THE TELEGRAPH IS YOUR REMINDER By Corey Davis Staff Writer Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Local people are being encouraged to attend an event hosted by a group of University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill faculty members this weekend at Braswell Memorial Library to share recordings, memorabilia, and stories relating to the history of … Continue reading REMINDER: History Project Targets Mill This Saturday, Feb. 25 – Noon – 4:00 – Braswell Library

The Great Music of the “Colored June German” – Part 3

1945 advertisement for the African American June German-Image Rocky Mount Telegram Shall we dance? For a small town, known for tobacco, cotton, and lumber mills, the dances began as a celebration of the tobacco crop that sustained the community and became the highlight of Eastern North Carolina's social life. The popularity of the dances crossed … Continue reading The Great Music of the “Colored June German” – Part 3