Old East

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First building at UNC, in fact this building was UNC for the first several years of the University’s history.  Built by slave labor and a site strongly associated with George Moses Horton (1797-1883), The Black Bard of UNC.  Other black men are known to have been slaves loaned to the University, or who rented out their own service for the benefit of students.  Cooking, cleaning, and other personal services were the norm. More extraordinary services included writing poems and anagrams, as George Horton did, or letting students break boards on your head as Benny Booth did.