A Historic Center of Transformation
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A Historic Center of Transformation

A Historic Center of Transformation

The fertile farmland of Franklinton Center at Bricks contains both tragedy and hope. The acres where tobacco and cotton once were harvested were part of a plantation known as the place to break unruly slaves. Through the ashes of that pre-Civil War horror, hope in the form of educational opportunity and leadership development was cultivated.

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Conference and Retreat Center
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Conference and Retreat Center

Conference and Retreat Center

The 250 acres of Franklinton Center at Bricks is perfect for walking or hiking around the tree-laden grounds, holding outdoor sessions, or for meditation and prayer.

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The Just Food Project
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The Just Food Project

The Just Food Project

The Just Food Project began in 2012 and aims to support the community through initiatives that enhance the viability, vitality, and sustainability of families, small farmers and economic development projects.

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The Literacy Project
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The Literacy Project

The Literacy Project

The Literacy Project provides a comprehensive offering of opportunities to support students, families, and schools, through activities proven to help improve literacy skills. The project is designed to address far more than just the ability to read and write.

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About Franklinton Center

Nestled in rural Whitakers, N.C., Franklinton Center at Bricks is a former slave plantation that was transformed into one of the the first accredited schools for African Americans in the South. Today, it is a conference, retreat, and educational facility focusing on justice advocacy and leadership development. Franklinton Center also serves the local community through various partner projects, including food justice and literacy outreach and programming.

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