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Benjamin Benson, a free African—American who lived in Deleware, was kidnapped and sold as a slave to John Thompson of Greensboro. In 1817 Benson filed a suit against Thompson in GuĆ¼ford County Superior Court to reclaim his freedom. His case…
Albion Winegar Tourgee, a native of Ohio and veteran of the Union Army, moved to Greensboro in 1865 and led a campaign to secure justice for African—Americans. He was an organizer of the Republican Party in NC, a delegate to the convention t…
Henry Ell Frye, attorney, legislator, businessman and judge, has played a major role in local and state history since 1968 when he was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives. The first African—American member of the General A…
The Underground Railroad was a system of trustworthy people and marked routes used by African—Americans to escape from slavery. Thousands of men, women and children guided by "conductors" traveled on foot or in special vehicles along this ne…
Confederate camp of instruction for conscripts and prison for deserters was located here in 1864-1865. When the war ended, 200 Union prisoners were held here. Camp Stokes was commanded by Major Jesse R. McLean of Greensboro.
In this store O. Henry (William Sidney Porter) 1862-1910 was employed by uncle as drug clerk for five years. Here he was loved by old and young white and black rich and poor
In this store Lunsford Richardson 1854-1919 during his joint ownership from 1890 to 1898 developed a line of home remedies of which Vicks VapoRub became world-renowned for the relief of the common cold
In memory of the men who foughtand the units of the Crown Forcesin which they served at theBattle of Guilford CourthouseMarch 15, 1781MMXVI< Rear of Monument: >Lt. Gen. Charles, 2nd Earl CornwallisCommanding OfficerLest We Forget< Right of Monumen…
William HooperSigner of the Declarationof IndependencePlaced byDescendants of the Signers of theDeclaration of Independence, Inc.
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