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Freedom Hill

Season 16 Episode 4 | 47m 23s

Princeville, NC sits atop wet, swampy land along the river. In the 1800s, the land was deemed uninhabitable by white people. After the Civil War, this indifference left it available for freed enslaved Africans. Once called ‘Freedom Hill,’ it was gradually established as an all Black town. But the town has been inundated with flooding...and with each flood, a little more of the small town erodes.

Aired: 04/21/24 | Expires: 05/22/24
Funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Extras
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A conversation with FREEDOM HILL's Resita Cox.
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Princeville, NC, once the all Black town of ‘Freedom Hill,’ faces flooding and erosion.
Princeville, NC, once the all Black town of ‘Freedom Hill,’ faces flooding and erosion.
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