History needs your story: Oral history of black communities to be gathered

Published 9:20 am Thursday, January 27, 2022

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An African-American History Month Project will begin Feb. 1.
A collection area will be available inside the Martin- Wall History Room at the Davie County Public Library, 371 N. Main St., Mocksville, to gather memories of historic Davie black communities.
The immediate focus will be the people and homes of the East Depot Street and Mill Street areas and former businesses on The Corner. A map will be set up to identify locations including significant/historical structures.
Pastor Fred Terry of Mocksville Second Presbyterian Church, convened a group to introduce the idea. Marcia Phillips, history room assistant at the library, suggested the title: “History Needs Your Story.” To tell stories about and memories of people, places and things back in the day, the room is open to the public during regular library hours.
The first purpose of the project is to collect oral histories, written histories, pictures and self-videos; the second purpose is to catalog data.
For more information, call Terry at 336-306-4216 or Phillips at 336-753-6030., or visit http://library.daviecounty.org.