Local history teacher needs help sifting through Pitt County's past


GREENVILLE, Pitt County - A local history teacher is asking for the public's help in uncovering the Jim Crow era in Pitt County schools.

Steven Hill, a history teacher at J.H. Rose High School in Greenville is compiling history on many of Pitt County schools' namesakes.

Influencers like J.H. Rose, C.M. Eppes and Thomas Jarvis were key players in the desegregation of Pitt County Schools and Hill has been sifting through documents to learn more about what life was like for them and for black and white students at that time.

"They had no clue," Hill said. "They may have gone to this school, but they don't know the history. So one objective I want to have is to make history accessible to everybody. So with the computer revolution going on, that can happen very easily."

If you went to school in Pitt County before 1970, Hill wants to hear from you.

He's looking for photos or yearbooks at that time to help digitize that point in Pitt County's history. You can send him an email by clicking on this link and can click here to learn more about what he's doing.

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