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Parkview celebrates Black History Month

Parkview celebrates Black History Month

Black history is so integrated with American history, and I think black history is really every day. It’s 365 days a year. Just as any other Americans, we’ve contributed greatly to our society and what we enjoy today. Being a father of 3 daughters, it makes me think about the world that lies ahead, and …

Getting To Know Somerset: A Brief History

Getting To Know Somerset: A Brief History

Welcome to Somerset Place State Historic Site! Somerset Place was an antebellum plantation that started as a business venture between three businessmen who lived in Edenton, North Carolina: Josiah Collins I, Dr. Samuel Dickenson, and Nathaniel Allen. They formed the Lake Company in 1784, which was created solely to start a plantation in Tyrrell County, …

History Brief: The Great Migration

History Brief: The Great Migration

In the 1910s and 20s, a large number of African Americans moved from the South to other parts of the country. Why did they move? What kind of impact did this have on the nation? In 1900, most African Americans in the United States lived in Southern states. In fact, 90% of the African American …