Thomas Day

African American Furniture Maker

By Rodney D. Barfield, Patricia Phillips Marshall

Thomas Day

Approx. 73 pp., 6.75 x 10, 27 haltones

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8652-6319-2
    Published: January 2005

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Distributed for the North Carolina Office of Archives and History

African American master cabinetmaker Thomas Day (1801-1861), of Caswell County, North Carolina, had an outstanding career and achieved remarkable social standing during the state’s antebellum period.

About the Author

Rodney Barfield is a historian, author and former history museum curator who has worked in regional history for the past thirty years. His interest in antebellum free blacks dates from an exhibit he curated in 1978 for the North Carolina Museum of History on Thomas Day, a free black cabinetmaker with roots in Virginia and North Carolina.
For more information about Rodney D. Barfield, visit the Author Page.