Wake Forest Historical Museum

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Intern Reflections: “The rich legacy of Black education across generations.”

As an intern with the Wake Forest Historical Museum, I’ve been pouring through census data, finding traces of children as young as six, adult musicians, religious leaders, and school teachers who contributed to a project of Black learning prior to and in the aftermath of emancipation in Wake Forest.

May 27, 2021

Oct. 7th Forum – Exploring the Heritage of the Ailey Young House

UPDATE – CHANGE OF DATE: Due to Hurricane Florence, this Town of Wake Forest program has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 7th at 3pm. With a sharp focus on history, … Continue reading

September 6, 2018 · 5 Comments

A Dancer and a Songwriter – Fame in Wake Forest

Like an echo of the literature, music, and fashion known as the Harlem Renaissance, the African-American community in mid-20th century Wake Forest experienced a surge in creativity, intellectualism, and culture. … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · 5 Comments

The Normal and Industrial School

This was once considered the most important school for African American students in Wake County. Educator Allen Young began building the campus in northeast Wake Forest in 1905, and it … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment