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This blog is maintained by the staff of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center and features highlights from the collections at DigitalNC, an online library of primary sources from institutions across North Carolina.

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Several 1971 Yearbooks From Wayne County Now Available

Thanks to our partners at Wayne County Public Library, we have added 4 1971 yearbooks from 4 different high schools in Wayne County to DigitalNC. These yearbooks are:

Of note, the Goldsboro High School yearbook has several pages commenting on the second year of racial integration. While the yearbook states “…pupils, mingling with greater ease, were known more by name than color” it also noted that “the segregated stands at a basketball game show lingering misconceptions among GHS students” (images 11 and 20).

Additionally, several students from Goldsboro High School flew out to Hollywood, California to surprise Andy Griffith, a former GHS teacher, during a taping of This Is Your Life.

For a look at all 4 yearbooks, click here. To view the entire collection of DigitalNC’s high school yearbooks, click here. And to learn more about Wayne County Public Library, you can visit their home page, here.


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