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Beauty Shops
by Fick, Virginia Gunn. Beauty shops, or beauty parlors, have had a notable impact on the lives of North Carolina women since the early twentieth century. Cosmetologists delivered more than better looks; they became [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bell, Martha McFarlane
by Suggs, Joseph R. Martha McFarlane McGee, one of the heroines of the American Revolution, was born in Orange County. No positive record of her parents' names has been located, but her maiden name indicates that she [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bennett College
by Wadelington, Charles W. Bennett College, in Greensboro, began in 1873 as a coeducational academy for African American youth. The school was founded through the motivation of newly freed slaves, but the Freedman's Aid and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Berry, Harriet Morehead
by Mckown, Harry W. Harriet Morehead Berry, leader in the good roads movement in North Carolina and a civic and political activist, was born in Hillsborough, the daughter of Dr. John and Mary Strayhorn Berry. Harriet [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Biddle, Mary Duke
by Durden, Robert F. Mary Duke Biddle, philanthropist, was born in Durham to Benjamin Newton and Sarah Pearson Angier Duke. Educated first in the public schools of Durham, she was graduated from Trinity College in 1907. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Binford, Helen Bills Titsworth
by Moore, J. F. Helen Bills Titsworth Binford, Quaker educator and leader, was born in Western Springs, Ill., of English ancestry. She was the daughter of Abraham Dunham Titsworth, Jr., and Mary E. Harrison [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bingham, Mary Lily Kenan Flagler
by Kenan, T.S., III. Mary Bingham, philanthropist, was born in Kenansville at Liberty Hall, her grandfather's home. She was the daughter of William Rand Kenan and Mary Hargrave and the eldest of four children. Her [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blair, Hannah Millikan
by Jordan, Paula S. Hannah Millikan Blair, Quaker revolutionary patriot, was the daughter of William Millikan, first register of deeds of Randolph County, and his wife Jane Roan (or White?). She was born in Chester [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blake, Lillie Devereux
by Crabtree, Beth. Lillie Devereux Blake, author and suffragist, the daughter of George Pollock and Sarah Elizabeth Johnson Devereux, was born in Raleigh, a descendant of two famous churchmen of New England. Although [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blakeley Silver Service
by Murray, Elizabeth Reid, Farnham, Thomas J. Blakeley Silver Service by Thomas J. Farnham, 2006 Additional research provided by Elizabeth Reid Murray. See also: Wasp. Word that Captain Johnston Blakeley and the men of the U.S. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)

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