New edition from NC Archives & History covers history through 2008
Originally published in 1992, A History of African Americans in North Carolina was the first one-volume survey of black history in the state, and went through the 1990s. A 2002 revised edition included a new chapter examining the expanding political influence of African Africans and the rise of black politicians. The latest edition brings the discussion through the presidential election of Barack Obama in 2008. It also has a new cover and updated index.
Authors include Dr. Jeffrey J. Crow, deputy secretary of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources in the Office of Archives and History; Dr. Paul D. Escott, Reynolds Professor of History at Wake Forest University; and Flora J. Hatley Wadelington, 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 or visit the Historical Publications Store. The book is also available at local bookstores and Amazon.com.
For more information call (919) 733-4772, ext. 225. The Historical Publications Section is part of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources
--from NC Dept. of Cultural Resources press release