Front Page of the Ebony Images Yearbook in 1977.
Digital NC is happy to announce the new additions of the Ebony Images Yearbook from the Black Student Movement at UNC-Chapel Hill. The yearbooks include the years 1977 and 1978. From organizations to the black faculty, the Ebony Images Yearbook gave a glimpse into the lives of black students and faculty on the campus of UNC.
Black Ink was a newspaper written for and by black students on the campus of UNC. Here is a snapshot of the organization in the 1977 Ebony Images Yearbook.
The Black Student Movement on the campus of UNC is a well-known organization that has been around since 1967. Founded on a mission to embrace a culture distinct from the dominant culture at UNC, the goals of the Black Student Movement are to strive for the continued existence of unity among all its members, to voice the concerns and grievances of its members to the University, to offer outlets for expressing Black ideals and culture and to ensure that the Black Student Movement members never lose contact with the Black Community.
Still active today, you can learn more about the Black Student Movement at UNC by checking out their website here.
To see other materials from UNC-Chapel Hill, check out their partner page.
Front page of The Farmville Enterprise from 1948.
Digital NC is happy to announce that another four years of The Farmville Enterprise are now available. Provided by our partner, Farmville Public Library, the new issues include the years 1948 – 1952. Established in 1910, The Farmville Enterprise is a local town newspaper located in Pitt County, NC, that published weekly for the community members of Farmville, North Carolina.
The “About Farmville People” section of the Farmville Enterprise started in 1951.
The new issues to DigitalNC discuss a wide range of local topics that included segments such as news from the state capital, Raleigh, as well as a short section called “About Farmville People” that discussed the lives of the local community. The collection joins previous additions from 1914 – 1947.
To learn more about the Farmville Public Library, please visit their website.
You can also browse our entire North Carolina newspaper collection here.
Coverage of the Jesse L. Jackson Presidential Campaign in 1988.
DigitalNC now has new issues of The Carolinian from 1988 to 1992. The Raleigh, NC based newspaper was a popular source of information for the African American Community in the RDU area. Each Monday and Thursday, The Carolinian informed the African American community of issues and news that affected their daily lives.
The new issues include the 1988 Presidential campaign coverage of Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, along with covering local stories from the Historical Black Colleges (HBCU) in the area, Shaw University and North Carolina Central.
Coverage of the Shaw University Divinity School Heritage Event in 1988.
Still in print today, The Carolinian provides the African American community with news that takes place on the national, regional, and local levels. To see what The Carolinian looks like today, please visit their website. To view other African American community newspapers in North Carolina, visit our website here and click on African American Papers.
Special thanks to our partner the Olivia Raney Local History Library for their assistance. Visit their homepage by clicking here.