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Queen Anne’s Revenge Encyclopedia

During the early 1700s, the Pirate Blackbeard terrorized the seas off the coast of North Carolina and became a notorious villain.  His vessel, The Queen Anne’s Revenge, was as equally infamous.

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Racial Justice Act Encyclopedia

During the 2009 Session of the General Assembly, Senator Floyd McKissick(D) from Durham County introduced the Racial Justice Act SB461. The act provides a process by which statistical evidence could be used to establish that race was the basis for seeking or obtaining the death penalty in any case. The Act allows pre-trial defendants and inmates on death row the opportunity to challenge the decision to seek or impose capital punishment. 

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Rev. Daniel Earle Encyclopedia

Rev. Daniel Earle from Edenton publicly stood against Britain and their infractions of the rights of free peoples.

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Richard Caswell Encyclopedia

Richard Caswell was not only one of the first of delegates chosen to represent North Carolina at the first Continental Congress but he was also the first and fifth governor of the Tar Heel State.

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Robert Brodnax Glenn (1854-1909) Encyclopedia

Robert Brodnax Glenn was the governor of North Carolina from 1905-1909 and was known as the “prohibition governor." 

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Robert Gregg Cherry (1891-1957) Encyclopedia

R. Gregg Cherry hails from Gastonia, North Carolina and served as governor of the Tar Heel State from 1945-1949. 

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Sarah Malinda Pritchard Blalock (1839-1903) Encyclopedia

Sarah Malinda Pritchard Blalock is one of only two women known for having served in any North Carolina Confederate regiment.

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Alfred Moore Scales (1827-1889) Encyclopedia

Alfred Moore Scales was born on November 26, 1827 in Rockingham County on his family’s plantation, Ingleside. Caldwell first studied at the Caldwell Institute in Greensboro before transferring to the University of North Carolina in 1845. Scales studied law under the tutelage of Judge William Battle and passed the bar exam in 1852.

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William Kerr Scott (1896-1958) Encyclopedia

William Kerr Scott, from Alamance County was the governor of North Carolina from 1949-1953. As the first farmer-governor of the Tar Heel State since 1892, Scott spearheaded agriculture issues and emphasized building roads and expanding electricity into rural North Carolina. 

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David Lowry Swain (1801-1868) Encyclopedia

The twenty-sixth governor of North Carolina from 1832-1835, David Lowry Swain was born in Buncombe County and later went on to be the third President of the University of North Carolina.

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