Looking back through my photos from vacation, I tried to alter some to save them since my camera was broken at the time and screwing up all of my photos. I went back to black and white and high contrast in true Eli Reed fashion. The first two are shots of an old colored school, one of the first in North Carolina following the end of slavery in the southern states. It was a few miles away from the plantation I visited there.
This shot was inside the plantation, a writing desk with copies of the Collins Family personal and slave records. The Collins' actually were one of the few plantations that kept meticulous records and descendents of slaves from the Somerset Plantation can trace back their ancestry with great accuracy.