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Halifax State Historic Site
Halifax's experience with slavery can be traced back to the tobacco industry, which relied upon slave labor. However, some slaves in the Halifax area also engaged in a variety of occupations on behalf of their masters. The town of Halifax was home to numerous escape attempts as slaves hoped to find work upon river boats that might transport them beyond the slave South. At the same time, Halifax had a significant population of African Americans who were free and practicing a variety of trades.
In the present day, the Halifax State Historical Site offers several facilities so that visitors and townsfolk alike can revisit those historical times and learn about the important things that the town of Halifax was responsible for during both the colonial days and during the time of the Underground Railroad. One of the more recent additions to the site was a Underground Railroad trail which opened to the public in 2011. There, visitors can learn about the history of the Underground Railroad in Halifax through the use of multiple signs.
Sourceshttp://www.nchistoricsites.org/halifax/AfricanAms.htm http://www.rrdailyherald.com/news/dedication-of-underground-railroad-exhibit-in-halifax-saturday/article_57796e24-9106-11e0-94d6-001cc4c002e0.html http://www.northcarolinahistory.org/encyclopedia/577/entry
Halifax, North Carolina 27839
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