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Women’s History Month Programs at State Historic Sites and Museums

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Programs celebrating women’s history will be offered at venues of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources in March. This month is the launch of the department’s celebration of women’s fight for suffrage and equality, with the theme, “She Changed the World.” The commemoration from March 2019 to November 2020 will expand on contributions of North Carolina women to the state and nation.

Program Shares Ante-Bellum Era Vintage Photographs of African Americans

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Most frequently seen images of African Americans from pre-Civil War times show them barefoot and poorly clothed. Collector Craig James has striking images of elegant and proud African Americans from that period. He will offer “A New Look at Early African American Images,” Thursday, Feb. 21 at 12:30 p.m., in the Archives & History/State Library Building,109 E. Jones St., Raleigh.

African American Soldiers in the Civil War Highlighted at CSS Neuse Program

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

African Americans were ready to fight for freedom when the Civil War started, and before it ended they were recruited to take up arms. The CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center will explore that process in the program, “African American Troops in Eastern North Carolina,” followed by a Wyse Fork Battlefield tour Saturday, Feb. 2, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Lunch and Learn program fee is $10.

 

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