PBS North Carolina Presents

Oberlin: A Village Rooted in Freedom

02/15/2020 | 56m 57s | Video has closed captioning.

Revealing how a historic preservation project has helped recover the story of a once-thriving town near Raleigh built after the Civil War by formerly enslaved & free Black people. Oberlin had more than 1200 inhabitants before being paved over in the name of progress. The renovation of two 1880s houses by Preservation North Carolina has exposed remarkable stories about the families who lived there.

Aired: 02/15/20

Rating: NR

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