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Photograph courtesy of Caswell County Historical Association.

Date created
October 30, 2006
Caswell County, North Carolina
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  • Antebellum North Carolina: Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the antebellum period (1830–1860). Topics include slavery, daily life, agriculture, industry, technology, and the arts, as well as the events leading to secession and civil war. (Page 4.4)

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Interior of Milton Presbyterian Church.

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Interior of Milton Presbyterian Church in Milton, North Carolina, built in 1837. The pews were made by the famous furniture maker Thomas Day, whose shop was located nearby. Day and his wife Aquilla, who were African American, were permitted to sit in the pews among the white worshipers rather than in the slave balcony.