Remembering Freetown (3rd Seminar)
611 Burton St
Madison, NC 27025
Our first seminar, held on August 19, 2017, created a renewed interest in that section of Madison formerly referred to as Freetown where many African-Americans had homes, businesses, schools, churches and a library. The seminar attracted Madison and Rockingham County historians and residents interested in sharing facts and legend concerning the area. Since then new facts (and some artifacts) have come to light. Some neighbors have handed in memorabilia from the years when Straight Street was a central point of interest and attention in Madison.
The second seminar focused on the history of the creation of spaces such as Freetown @ Madison, NC. and looked at the historical significance that spaces like this brought to people of African descent.
This summer with the third seminar the focus will expand the narrative of Freetown historically, geographically and culturally by trying to pinpoint the origins of Freetown and looking for the stories of the people that sought freedom so much that they created their own town.
This seminar will be held on August 17th at 1:30 pm at the Madison Mayodan Public Library, 611 Burton Street, Madison, NC.