K-12 Teaching and Learning From the UNC School of Education

LEARN NC was a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education from 1997 – 2013. It provided lesson plans, professional development, and innovative web resources to support teachers, build community, and improve K-12 education in North Carolina. Learn NC is no longer supported by the School of Education – this is a historical archive of their website.

Child labor in North Carolina's textile mills

Children at work

Lewis Hine, photographer for the National Child Labor Committee, recorded the lives and work of hundreds of children in the first decades of the twentieth century. Hine photographed these boys in Hickory, North Carolina, where they worked for the Ivey Mill Company. (Except where noted, the photographs in this slideshow were taken in North Carolina.)

Lewis Wickes Hine, photographer. From the records of the United States National Child Labor Committee.

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