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Web Site Features Slave Stories
By Karey Wutkowski
Assistant University Editor
English Professor Bill Andrews some
times gets overwhelmed by the sadness
of people long gone.
As editor of die first completed online
collection of slave narratives recendy fin
ished by UNC staff members, Andrews
said it’s hard to hear the direct voices of
people who endured such human cruelty.
He hears the voice of Leonard Black,
who tells of forgiving the master-wbe
denied him clothing and who branded
him with tongs when he desperately
sought warmth in the master’s house.
He hears the voice of William Henry
Singleton, who was snatched away from
his enslaved family in New Bern at the
age of 4 and ran away from an Adanta
plantation, making his way back to New
Bern alone when he was just 8 years old.
And he hears the voice of Henry Bibb,
who could not protect his slave wife’s
back from the cruel lashes of a master’s
whip or protect his sweet toddler’s face
from the backhand of a heartless mistress.
“You can’t read but so much because
the stories are often so tragic,’’ Andrews
said. “You’re reminded of what people
Brent Road Crowd Dwindles
Some N.C. State students
feel that Brent Road is a
fast-fading tradition, as
only 800 people attended.
By Lucas Fenske
Assistant State & National Editor
RALEIGH - Everything has to come
to an end, and some N.C. State University
students say the Brent Road party, an
annual back-to-school bash in downtown
Raleigh, is slowly reaching its end.
Only about 800 people turned out
for the block party Saturday night, and
most spent the night sitting in driveways
drinking beer while police cars slowly
cruised down the street.
Brent Road is a shadow of its former
self. At the party’s height in the 19905,
thousands of people from all over the
state crowded the street, loud music
played from windows and almost every
house had at least one keg of beer.
Starting last year, the Raleigh Police
Department, operating with other state
and area law enforcement agencies,
began a heavy crackdown on the cele
bration - aided by a Raleigh ordinance
allowing police to break up a party with
loud music and arrest its participants.
As of 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning,
police made 17 arrests, mainly for under
age drinking, and issued 133 citations,
mostly for traffic violations. Updated fig
ures were not available from the Raleigh
Police Department on Sunday.
Several N.C. State students said they
will and won’t endure in order to protect
themselves and their families.”
The project, “North American Slave
Narratives,” aims to document the
tragedies of and triumphs over slavery
from the often-unheard perspective of
the enslaved. The process of digitalizing
230 slave narratives to protect these sen
sitive materials began at UNC in 1993.
“Asa bibliographer, I see what is circu
lated a lot and what needs to be replaced,”
said Pat Dominguez, project director and
principal investigator. “I was amazed at
the circulation of slave narratives.”
“They’re fragile books with a lot of
them being 150 years old - they were
just getting read to death.”
By 1996, Dominguez and other
library staff members had scanned, dig
italized and encoded half a dozen nar
ratives and posted them on the Web site
found at
That same year, the Department of
English hired Andrews, who then volun
teered to serve as series editor for the pro
ject. “I was always interested in African-
American literature and the origins of it,”
Andrews said. “When I started working on
it 20 or 21 years ago, most people were
interested in contemporary literature, but I
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Raleigh police make sure the Brent Road party stays under control
Saturday night. Police used sheer manpower to keep the street calm.
realized the police were only doing their
jobs but blamed the decline of the Brent
Road Party on the officers’ presence.
Dick French, a N.C. State junior from
Spring Hope, has gone to the Brent
Road Party for the past three years.
French, who was sitting in the driveway
of a friend’s house, said the party kept get
ting worse and worse. “It used to be such
a phat party,” he said. “Now all the cops
have everyone on pins and needles.
“It’s the end of a tradition.”
But some N.C. State students were
trying to launch anew tradition, the
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Tar Heels Make Costly Mistakes
By James Giza
Sport Saturday Editor
NORMAN, Okla. - For John
Bunting, the
end of his
first quarter
as head coach
of the North
Carolina foot-
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ball team just couldn’t come soon
Three turnovers and a virtually insur-
deficit will do
that sometimes.
“It was the
longest first
quarter I’ve
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ever been a part of in my life,” said
Bunting, a linebacker for the Tar Heels
from 1969 to 1971. “I didn’t think it was
going to end. I thought maybe they
wanted to know the origins of it”
Andrews dove into the project head
first by applying for and receiving a
SIIO,OOO grant from the National
Endowment for the Humanities. The
grant paid for staff and the cost of col
lecting the narratives from libraries and
repositories around the nation.
Dominguez said these slave narra
tives, with about 180 of them autobio
graphical, constitute a national treasure.
“Slave narratives are the only way we
know about slavery from the perspective
of the slave,” she said. “We really hoped
the narratives would be available free to
the entire world, not just to rich institutions
who have the availability to buy them.”
And the project coordinators hope
that availability extends to all levels of
academia, from the Chapel Hill sixth
grader doing a book report to the
University of Michigan student working
on his doctorate to the average reader
with an interest in American history.
Dominguez said, “It’s hard to read a
slave narrative and not look at the world
a different way.”
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much like UNC-Chapel Hill’s Fall Fest.
The event, which also took place
Saturday night, featured laser tag, a vir
tual NASCAR game and a series of free
concerts by bands including Far Too
Jones and Naughty by Nature.
James Reed, a N.C. State senior who
helped organize the event, said the
event attracted students from other sys
tem schools, including UNC-CH. He
said the event was not meant to replace
Brent Road but offer an alternative.
Blair Roark, a N.C. State sophomore
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Lack of fitness hampers
women's soccer in exhibition.
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were adding time to the clock.”
Of course, the opening quarter
eventually did finish, as did the game
for the Tar Heels, a 41-27 loss to No. 3
Oklahoma in front of a standing-room
only crowd of 75,423 at Oklahoma
Memorial Stadium on Saturday night.
At the start of the ganie, the Tar
Heels looked like a nervous high
school team playing in the state finals
for the first time. They turned over the
ball five times in the first half, leading
to 27 of Oklahoma’s 41 points in the
season opener for both teams.
UNC quarterback Ronald Curry
lost the ball after being hit on the sec
ond play of the game, fumbled a snap
and tossed an interception that was
returned 47 yards for a touchdown.
Comerback Michael Waddell, who
later would run a punt back for a score,
fumbled on a kickoff return. And tailback
Andre Williams coughed up the ball on a
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Most UNC Assaults Not Serious
By Daniel Thigpen
Assistant University Editor
Campus crime statistics indicate that
most reported assaults at UNC are not
as serious as an incident that occurred
this summer.
In July, a female student was assault
ed near Coker Arboretum, prompting
University police to caution students to
take common-sense safety precautions.
Forty-six assaults reportedly took
place on campus between Jan. 11,2000,
and July 30,2001, according to incident
reports provided by the Department of
Public Safety Records Division.
Among the assaults reported, 40 were
classified as simple assaults, three as
aggravated assaults and three as assaults
on females.
Capl Mark Mclntyre, spokesman for
the DPS, said simple assaults can range
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carry deep in UNC territory, where OU
linebacker Rocky Calmus recovered it
and returned it for a touchdown.
“Do I think we were a litde anxious?
Yeah, I think we were geeked to play
this game,” Bunting said. “We were
hungry to play this game, and some
times with a young team, that can work
against you a little bit But that’s why I
wanted this game, so that we could
gain a little experience.”
Curry has plenty of that, but it didn’t
seem to help him at all against OU.
The senior struggled to hit his targets
before being replaced by redshirt fresh
man Darian Durant in the last minutes
of the third quarter. Curry overthrew his
receivers on several occasions, finishing
5 of 14 for 74 yards and an interception.
Playing in his final season with high
hopes of impressing NFL scouts - sev
eral of whom were in attendance
Saturday night - Curry was clearly
from any unwanted touching of a person
to extreme physical altercations.
Assaults on females are defined as
simple assaults with female victims, and
aggravated assaults are incidents involv
ing weapons or associated with crimes,
such as armed robbery.
Despite evidence that assaults occur on
campus, many students say they feel safe.
Clarissa Santos, a junior exchange stu
dent majoring in linguistics, said she usu
ally takes typical safety measures at night
but has never felt in danger of physical
harm. “With emergency call boxes and
everything ... it’s much easier to tell
police what’s happening," she said.
Many of the past year’s assaults hap
pened near or in residence halls on
North and South Campus. But Mclntyre
said the data does not necessarily mean
that residence halls are dangerous areas.
These sections of campus have the
miffed by his performance in a game
that was televised on ESPN.
“You just have those games,” Curry
said. “Unfortunately, it was on national
TV, one of the biggest games of the
year - first game of the season. Not a
good way to kick off the season.”
But it wasn’t a completely disap
pointing affair for North Carolina.
Durant threw two touchdowns and
finished 12 of 26 for 152 yards.
UNC also could take solace from an
admirable defensive effort and a fighting
attitude that lasted the entire game.
Near the end of the first quarter, Tar
Heel defensive end Julius Peppers
intercepted OU quarterback Nate
Hybl and trotted 29 yards for a touch
down, UNC’s first points of the game.
The Tar Heels’ defense held the
defending national champions score-
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highest concentrations of people,
Mclntyre said, and most incidents were
domestic assaults, in which either cou
ples, friends or roommates got in argu
ments that resulted in physical assaults.
“I think dorms are a safe place to live.
... We don’t have a whole lot of stranger
attacks,” Mclntyre said. “Normally,
something drives an assault - people
know each other, and they get in a fight
and someone gets hurt.”
Elements of each incident seem to
con-elate, Mclntyre said. While most
assaults occurred near residence halls,
most also took place in early morning or
evening hours. “I think that goes for
when people are home,” Mclntyre said.
Mclntyre also offered a possible expla
nation for why 36 of the incidents
occurred in the spring semester and dur-
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