Student Texts

Our searchable library of short texts offers a diverse mix of stories and perspectives. This multigenre, multimedia collection aligns with the Common Core's recommendations for text complexity and the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards.

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Informational

Petition to the North Carolina General Assembly from Currituck County Citizens (1861)

The petitioners, who fear that the free black population of Currituck County will join with enslaved people in a revolt against the white people of the county, request that the North Carolina General Assembly to remove all free black people from the county. They suggest this can be done either by forcing them from their homes or by condemning them into slavery. The petitioners also advise the assembly to boost the number of enslavers in Currituck.
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“Citizens of Currituck County”
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History
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Private Laws of the State of North-Carolina (1858-1859)

This legal act dictates the prohibition of the sale of alcohol near the campus or to students of Davidson College, and the resulting punishments for the crime are dependent upon the social identity of the offender.
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“North Carolina General Assembly”
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