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Professor Wadelington Co-Authors New African-American History Book   


February 13, 2012 – Shaw History professor, Flora Hatley Wadelington, is a co-author of the new, second revised edition of A History of African Americans in North Carolina. Published by the Historical Publications Section of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History, the book also includes authors Jeffrey J. Crow and Paul D. Escott. 

Originally published in 1992, A History of African Americans in North Carolina was the first one-volume survey of black history in the state. It traced the story of black North Carolinians from the colonial period into the 1990s. A revised edition was issued in 2002 that included a new chapter examining the expanding political influence of North Carolina’s African Americans and the rise of effective black politicians. This new, second revised edition brings the discussion through the historic presidential election of Barack Obama in 2008. This new edition has been re-typeset and includes a new cover, a number of new illustrations, and an updated index. 

Dr. Jeffrey J. Crow is Deputy Secretary of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History. Dr. Paul D. Escott is Reynolds Professor of History at Wake Forest University. Flora Hatley Wadelington is an Assistant Professor of History and teaches at Shaw University and St. Augustine’s College. 

A History of African Americans in North Carolina (paperbound; pp. xii, 292; illustrations; index; 2011) sells for $21.35, which includes tax and shipping. Order from the Historical Publications Section (W), Office of Archives and History, 4622 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4622. For credit card orders call (919) 733-7442, ext. 0, or visit the section’s secure online store at The book is also available through local bookstores and 

The Historical Publications Section is an agency of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.