Profiles of Black Architects and Builders in North Carolina
November 4, 2023 - February 28, 2024
Visit this free exhibit!
Rowan Public Library
November 4, 2023 - January 27, 2024
201 W. Fisher St.
February 1-28, 2024
701 W. Monroe St.
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 the 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 the 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; the founding of HBCUs and Black churches; Jim Crow and segregation; and the rise of Black civic leaders and professionals.
Rowan Public Library will host the exhibit from November 4, 2023 through January 27, 2024 at the Headquarters branch (201 W. Fisher St.), and Livingstone College will host the exhibit for the month of February 2024 at the Andrew Carnegie Library (701 W. Monroe St.).
Joe L. & Hester M. Sims Family Foundation and Edward and Susan Norvell
Special Thanks to:
Preservation North Carolina
The Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina, Inc.