Grammy Award Winner Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten  was a black American blues guitarist who invented “cotten picking.” She picked the guitar strings with the instrument upside down, and kept the sound in perfect pitch.    Born in 1892, the North Carolina native began playing her guitar, which she knick-named Stella, at age 11. She also started writing her own music.

Grammy Award Winner Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten was a black American blues guitarist who invented “cotten picking.” She picked the guitar strings with the instrument upside down, and kept the sound in perfect pitch. Born in 1892, the North Carolina native began playing her guitar, which she knick-named Stella, at age 11. She also started writing her own music.

June 26, 1857: the New York Daily Tribune published an advertisement touting a new book, The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet It. The author was Hinton Rowan Helper, born in Davie County. The book, which denounced slavery in no uncertain terms, caused a sensation.

Hinton Helper was a southern critic of slavery. He published the book "The Impending Crisis of the South". It discussed how slavery ruined economic prospects of non slaver owners.

March 13, 1937: Maj. Gen. Henry Wolfe Butner, a native of Surry County and commander of the First Artillery Brigade in World War I, died

Henry Wolfe Butner, a native of Surry County and commander of the First Artillery Brigade in World War I, died

December 14, 1786: Robert Howe, Continental army general and #NorthCarolina's highest-ranking officer in the #AmericanRevolution, died on his way to Fayetteville to serve in the House of Commons

December Robert Howe, Continental army general and highest-ranking officer in the died on his way to Fayetteville to serve in the House of Commons

African Americans in North Carolina coalesced around constructing a new community where the mission was black empowerment. And they were able to pull it off with financing from President Richard Nixon.

Soul City, a small town located one mile off U. 1 between Warrenton and Manson in Warren County, is a symbol of black economic aspiration fueled by the civil rights gains of the and McKissick Enterprises, headed by civil rights activist Flo

January 22, 1828: Edward Warren, surgeon general of #NC and senior medical officer to the Egyptian khedive, was born in Tyrrell County

January Edward Warren, surgeon general of and senior medical officer to the Egyptian khedive, was born in Tyrrell County

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