African American Freedom Book Set

[This press release comes from the Historical Publications Section of the Department of Cultural Resources.]

Celebrate Black History Month!

Book covers from the African American Freedom Book Set now available from Historical Publications.

Book covers from the African American Freedom Book Set now available from Historical Publications.

In celebration of Black History Month, Historical Publications is offering the African American Freedom Set. This set includes one (1) copy each of Recollections of My Slavery Days and James City: A Black Community in North Carolina, 1863-1900.

Recollections of My Slavery Days is the autobiographical account of William Henry Singleton (1843-1938), a Craven County enslaved person who escaped to Union-occupied New Bern in 1862 and served in the U.S. Army’s African Brigade during the remaining years of the Civil War.

James City tells the story of a community established in 1863 for destitute former enslaved people near New Bern. The town persisted from the post-Reconstruction period to the dawn of the twentieth century as a stronghold of black self-determination. James City residents were economically productive, politically active, and eager to be educated.

This two-volume set is priced at $12.00 (plus shipping and sales tax)—a 40% savings off the cost of purchasing the two books separately.

Click here to order your set today!

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