“People Not Property” is a collaborative endeavor between the UNCG University Libraries, the North Carolina Division of Archives and Records, and North Carolina Registers of Deeds, among others. UNCG received last year a grant of nearly $300,000 from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to digitize the thousands of slave deeds and bills of sale with help from 26 counties taking part in the program.

The documents are often the only written records relating to enslaved persons before the end of the Civil War. Time spent transcribing Guilford County’s records will count toward a student’s pro bono hours recorded by the Elon Law Pro Bono Board.

Visit the UNC Greensboro website for more background and information on the project.

Questions? Contact the President, Julianna Kober at jkober@elon.edu.

Nicole Kirschler

Vice President
Madison Lengel

Marissa Thomas

Faculty Advisor
Andy Haile