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"We Built This" Exhibit


We Built This exhibit comes to Salisbury November 2023 – February 2024

Preservation North Carolina’s traveling exhibit We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina is coming to Salisbury! This special occasion is sponsored by Joe L. & Hester M. Sims Family Foundation and Edward & Susan Norvell and is in collaboration with the Historic Salisbury Foundation, Rowan Public Library, Livingstone College, and Friends of Rowan Public Library.

We Built This celebrates the history and legacy of Black builders and craftspeople in North Carolina. Spanning more than three centuries, the exhibit provides more than two dozen personal profiles and historic context on key topics including slavery and Reconstruction; founding of HBCUs and Black churches; Jim Crow and segregation; and the rise of Black civic leaders and professionals.

Rowan Public Library hosted the exhibit from November 4, 2023, through January 27, 2024 at the Headquarters branch (201 W. Fisher St.), and Livingstone College will host for the month of February 2024 at the Andrew Carnegie Library (701 W. Monroe St.).

The public may request to view the exhibit during the month of February, Monday-Friday 9am-8pm, by contacting Jeffrey Cockerl, librarian at Livingstone College, at (704) 216-6031 or jcockerl@livingstone.edu.

For more details, call 980-432-8670 or visit www.rowanpubliclibrary.org.

Stone Masons To view more images from the "We Built This" Exhibit collection, please click here.