Features and Special Projects DISASTER RESPONSE Information for owners of historic properties affected by a natural disaster Over 800 Rosenwald Schools for rural African American children were built in North Carolina between the late 1910s and the early 1930s, more than in any other Southern state. Learn about efforts to identify and preserve them. Whither the tobacco barn? Click on the picture to learn about a vanishing way of life in North Carolina, and what people are doing to preserve aspects of traditional tobacco culture. Queen Anne's Revenge? Investigating, interpreting, and preserving the N.C. shipwreck believed to be the remains of the pirate Blackbeard's flagship.