This timeline presents notable events in the history of Salem Academy and College that relate to slavery and race over the course of the academic institution’s 250-year history. Other notable events may be discovered by further historical research. This timeline also includes highlights of the work of the Anna Maria Samuel Project up to the present day.
During the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Salem Academy and College relied on a workforce of skilled Black employees in its daily operations. Many of the men and women who worked at the school lived across Salem Creek in Happy Hill, Winston Salem’s oldest African American neighborhood. This interactive StoryMap features men and women who lived in Happy Hill and worked at Salem Academy and College, ranging from the 1910s-1970s. Click the link below to view the StoryMap: