Documentary Film to Screen at the State Capitol Sept. 25


Join us in the House Chamber of the N.C. State Capitol Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 7-9 p.m. for a screening of "The American South As We Know It" by Fredrick Murphy. The film explores the lives and experiences of African Americans during the Jim Crow era. The educators, historians and brave “everyday” people featured in this documentary express their vested interest in creating a comprehensive narrative of what life was like for African Americans in the south at the time. This film is rated PG.

After the screening, creator Fredrick Murphy will discuss the film and answer questions. Guest panelists will also be available for questions, including interviewees from the film.

This event is free and open to everyone. No reservations are necessary. To find out more about the film, please visit:


For more information about the Capitol or this event, please call (919) 733-4994.


The State Capitol’s mission is to preserve and interpret the history, architecture and function of the 1840 building and Union Square. It is within the Division of State Historic Sites within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, and located at One Edenton Street, Raleigh. For additional information please call or visit

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