Justice William Gaston of the N.C. Supreme Court, who decided in 1834 that the sentence for a slave named Will should be reduced to manslaughter after killing a white overseer in self-defense.
Justice William Gaston of the N.C. Supreme Court, who decided in 1834 that the sentence for a slave named Will should be reduced to manslaughter after killing a white overseer in self-defense. N.C. Archives
Justice William Gaston of the N.C. Supreme Court, who decided in 1834 that the sentence for a slave named Will should be reduced to manslaughter after killing a white overseer in self-defense. N.C. Archives

Slave who killed white overseer in 1834 honored with NC marker

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