Screenshot from the Evelyn Abrams Terry Oral History Interview [June 18, 2022]
The City of Winston-Salem has started a project called the Winston-Salem African-American Heritage Initiative to address the shortcomings of how the city has historically acknowledged the role of African-Americans in its’ history. The goal of the initiative is to build a digital archive of materials that aims to preserve and provide access to the history of Winston-Salem during segregation as well as the efforts of desegregation. Working in partnership with the city on this, DigitalNC is serving as the digital access portal for the submitted materials. So far those materials have included oral histories taken at the city’s Juneteenth events with members of the African-American community, as well as old campaign materials, funeral programs and other items documenting Winston-Salem’s African-American community.
William R. Crawford 1964 NC Legislature Campaign Materials.
All of the materials collected so far can be viewed on the Initiative’s DigitalNC page here. If you are interested in submitting materials to the Initiative, check out the city’s website.