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Thomas Day was a Black furniture maker in the 1800s. His house is set to become a historic site

Volunteer docent Joe Graves and Milton Mayor Patricia Williams stand in front of the Thomas Day House, which will soon become the newest state historic site in North Carolina. (Colin Campbell/WUNC)
Volunteer docent Joe Graves and Milton Mayor Patricia Williams stand in front of the Thomas Day House, which will soon become the newest state historic site in North Carolina. (Colin Campbell/WUNC)

A Black furniture maker’s home in the tiny town of Milton, North Carolina is set to become an historic site. Thomas Day was a free Black resident who opened his workshop in the early 1800s and became the largest furniture maker in the state by 1850.

Colin Campbell of WUNC reports.

 

 

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