Princeville exhibit debuts at ECU’s Joyner Library


Click on the following links to learn more about Princeville NC.

Object Name: Framed photograph, Elder Abraham Wootten (1835-1919) who established the iconic Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church in Historic Princeville, NC- the oldest town in America established by Freed People.

Source – First & last name of Donor: Ms. Ethel Collier/ Radicue Primitive Baptist Association/ Donation

Date Made: ca. 1890s

Historical Significance The photographic portrait of Elder Abraham Wootten has been a widely sought artifact. Elder Wooten founded the iconic Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church in Historic Princeville, NC- the oldest city or town in America founded by formerly enslaved people. This artifact is the oldest known material culture in Princeville, NC.

Reason for collecting & Potential Use: African American Collection; Churches and Religion; Photography and the Reconstruction Era; The item is also under consideration as a prospective Collecting Carolina artifact.

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https://www.witn.com/content/news/Princeville-exhibit-debuts-at-ECUs-Joyner-Library-567173711.html

https://wcti12.com/news/local/princeville-to-be-featured-in-ecu-exhibit

https://www.wnct.com/features/online-originals/ecu-presents-exhibit-on-princeville-first-chartered-black-town-in-u-s/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKe0J3gslEc

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