Lunsford Lane, a slave who bought his freedom is being honored with historical marker in North Carolina

North Carolina is honoring Lunsford Lane, a former Raleigh slave with a historical marker that will be located across the street from the Capitol where he sold pipes for 10 cents each.

As reported by The News & Observer, Lane bought his freedom after saving money he earned from working odd jobs such as selling peaches, marbles, chopping extra wood at night and selling flavored tobacco and handmade pipes to members of the North Carolina state legislature in Raleigh. In 1835, he bought his...


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