On the eve of the Civil War, the Bennehan and Cameron family plantation holdings called Stagville were the largest in North Carolina. They were home to Paul Cameron, the wealthiest man in North Carolina, and to the approximately 900 enslaved people he owned. Today, the historic site consists of 165 acres with numerous original buildings.
In 2011 photographer Brenda Scott began a photographic study of Stagville, resulting in thousands of images, 64 of which can be seen in Stagville: Black & White.
On Monday, April 28th, Brenda Scott and the vocalist for the Stagville exhibit recordings, Yolanda Hall, join In the Museum hosts Old Baby Shoes and Danica, to talk about Stagville: Black & White, on exhibit at the NC History Museum through January 25th, 2015.
Join us! 4pm on Little Raleigh Radio
One of Yolanda’s songs playing in the gallery with images from the exhibit: http://youtu.be/m5fMD9MCAGQ
Information about the exhibit: http://www.ncdcr.gov/ncmoh/SeeOurExhibits/CurrentExhibits/Stagville.aspx