Black Schools Project sources

Sources :

Ayden Timeline: Power, S. (Ed.). (n.d.). The Historic Architecture of Pitt County, North Carolina.

Grifton Timeline: Hunsuckes, S. E., Moore, P. M., & Sparrow, E. H. (2005). Chronicles of Pitt County (Vol. 2). , NC: Pitt County Historical Society.

Ayden Timeline: Sugg, F. (1962, August). History of Ayden. Ayden News-Leader.

Essay: Peace Met by Schools of Grifton. (1966, February 28). The Daily Reflector.

Grifton Timeline: Grifton History. (n.d.). In The Town of Grifton North Carolina. Retrieved April 5, 2011, from http://www.grifton.com/community/grifton-history/

Essay: Opportunities offered by New School Lauded in Sunday Education. (1972, May 1).

Annotated Bibliography Sources

  • Power, S. (Ed.). (n.d.). The Historic Architecture of Pitt County, North Carolina.

The main idea of this source is to inform the readers on the architecture of towns in Pitt County. This book showed the town of Ayden and Grifton and the uprisings of buildings and stores. When evaluating this source I come to find that it is all facts and information on the history of these towns and all the information is accurate. This source was very useful because it helped with the timelines of Ayden and Grifton. This information helped me create a timeline of the history from the beginning to the time of integration. The intended audience for this source is anyone interested in the architecture and the uprisings of buildings in the towns of Pitt County. The author of this source is qualified to write on this topic, he has affiliations with Pitt County and the communities. The author doesn’t present a bias, because the books is all facts, it shows the uprisings of buildings and the town so there is no way he could present a bias. This source has plenty evidence. The book was very large and from the beginning to the end it offered plenty of facts that are reliable that I used for my timeline on both Ayden and Grifton.

  • Hunsuckes, S. E., Moore, P. M., & Sparrow, E. H. (2005). Chronicles of Pitt County (Vol. 2). , NC: Pitt County Historical Society.

This source informs readers on the history of the towns in Pitt County. You can go through this book and look up any town in Pitt County and find the history of it. When evaluating this source I find it very helpful, especially since I was doing a timeline on the history of the towns and Grifton. This source is very useful because it was where I got most of my information for my timeline of the history of Grifton. The intended audience for this source is anyone interested in the history of towns in Pitt County. Anyone in the general public is able to look at this book to find out history of Pitt County towns. The author of this book is qualified and reliable because he’s writing for the Pitt County Historical Society which makes him very credible. Since this source is all facts it doesn’t show a bias. The source is strictly facts on the history of these towns. This source gives plenty evidence of the history on Grifton. This source helped me create my timeline for my online project.

  • Sugg, F. (1962, August). History of Ayden. Ayden News-Leader.Pace Met by Schools of Grifton. (1966, February 28). The Daily Reflector.

This source was taken from the Ayden News- Leader, it’s a document from a newspaper that talks about the history of Ayden. When evaluating this source I find that it does have information that helped me with my timeline of Ayden but it didn’t have as much information as some of my other sources. This source was somewhat useful because I did find dates that were helpful for my Ayden timeline, but since the article wasn’t too long, it didn’t have as much information that could be put on my timeline as I would have hoped. The intended audience for this source is anyone interested in the history of Ayden. We found this source at the Ayden Library so it’s accessible to all. The author of this source is very credible and also doesn’t show a bias. This article is pure facts and not opinions therefore a bias doesn’t exist.

  • Peace Met by Schools of Grifton. (1966, February 28). The Daily Reflector.

The author of this source is informing the citizens of Grifton of the development of Grifton School.  This article talks the first steps in expanding the school, adding on new parts to the school, and the present site of the school. This source is useful because it gives me exact dates on the developing of the school building. The audience of this article is directed towards anyone that is interested in the developing of Grifton School. The author of this article does not show a bias, because they are just giving direct information about the building and development of the school.  There is plenty evidence offered in this source because it gives direct dates  to when certain parts of the the buildings were built and it talks about the progress of Grifton School.

This source informs the readers on significant events that have happened in the town of Grifton. It actually gives a specific timeline on key events in Grifton from the beginning to 2006. When evaluating this source at first I was not sure if it’d be reliable because it is an internet source, but because it’s the town of Grifton’s actual website I found it to be reliable. This source was very useful because it gave dates and events, where in some of my other sources I had trouble finding dates relating to the events that it gave. The intended audience for this source is the general public, anyone interested in the town of Grifton. I couldn’t find the exact author of this source but it was published by Evans Press. There is no bias on this website because the history of Grifton gives specific dates and events, which are facts not opinions. There is enough evidence offered, the evidence is a timeline of dates and events from the beginning of Grifton to today.

  • Opportunities offered by New School Lauded in Sunday Education. (1972, May 1). The Daily Reflector.

The author of this source is informing the readers of the new school Ayden-Grifton High School. It talks about the the size of the school, and the successful integration of blacks and whites into one school. This source is useful because it gives me the information I need on the new school. The intended audience of this source is anyone interested in the forming of Ayden-Grifton High School. Since this was a school that integrated many people were interested in this article. The author of this source does not create a bias because he’s just giving the facts. But in the article he states that the integration was successful, but yet he doesn’t state that it might have taken a while for the integration to be successful. This source gives plenty of evidence relating to the new Ayden-Grifton High School. The evidence is ethical and gives lots of facts.
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