Black Wide-Awake hit 5,000 posts today, y’all. (This is number 5,002.) Who would ever have thought there’d be so much we could learn about the African-American families and history of a single, small, eastern North Carolina county?

Thank you all for the comments, questions, suggestions, corrections, and encouragement. On to the next 5,000! (May one attest to victory at Vick Cemetery!)