History: Slavery

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Enslaved People in 1794

Enslaved People at Joel Lane’s Plantation From Joel Lane’s Will, dated October, 1794: Austen Willed to John Lane Peter to John Lane Affie to John Lane Clansey to John Lane Jim Boy to Thomas Lane Jeffry to Thomas Lane Cloye to Thomas…

Enslaved People in 1795

From Inventory of 1795: Austin Peter Affie Clansey Jimboy Jeffrey Cloe Virgil Winter Rose Sam Phill Salley Nancy Frederick Moses Kissey David Briton Judy Ben Silvey Bukey Will Old Ned Old Rose Vilet Hasty Young Ned Archer Cate Suckey

Enslavement on Joel Lane’s Plantation

Black History is celebrated throughout the country in February. What better way to celebrate this occasion than by remembering and honoring the African Americans who lived and worked on Joel Lane’s plantation as enslaved. At least 43…

Lunsford Lane

Lunsford Lane In 1842, Lunsford Lane (1803-1879), the son of one of the men enslaved on the Lane plantation, published his autobiography: The Narrative of Lunsford Lane, Formerly of Raleigh, N.C. Embracing an Account of His Early Life,…