Healing on the Land Series Debuts


Throughout history, struggles with disease, social and geographic distance, and loss often led to revolutions in medicine, politics, and economics and to the mistreatment of racial and ethnic minorities. These struggles and triumphs have various lessons to teach contemporary audiences navigating the current pandemic and life after COVID-19. 
Debuting March 31, “Healing on the Land,” a series of videos from North Carolina State Historic Sites, will offer online discussions and presentations to help the public explore these historic challenges and changes. The North Carolina State Historic Sites website will host recordings of all sessions. They will also be shared on the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources YouTube channel and on historic site social media pages.  In all instances, the NC Division of State Historic Sites will use the hashtag #HealingOnTheLand.
Developed by North Carolina State Historic Sites and Properties, this project is made possible by an NC CARES: Humanities Relief Grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council (NCHC) that was awarded to the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Funding for NC CARES has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan. 

Airing Schedule
1.    Monèt Marshall, A.yoni Jeffries, and Gabrielle E. W. Carter in Conversation at Historic Stagville (3/31)
2.    Asheville, Thomas Wolfe and the Spanish Influenza (4/7)
3.    City of the Dead: Wilmington’s Yellow Fever Epidemic, 1862, with Dr. Chris E. Fonvielle, Jr.  (4/14)
4.    Enslaved Persons Hospital: Somerset Plantation, Creswell, NC, with Karen Hayes (4/21)
5.    Eastern North Carolina and the 1918 Influenza Epidemic with Layne Carpenter (4/28)
6.    Healing a Warrior’s Spirit with Nancy Fields (5/5)
7.    Marching through Time: Advances in Military Medicine with Chris Grimes (5/12)
8.    Seeking Dr. Harris: An African American Doctor in the American Civil War with Dr. Margaret Humphreys (5/26)

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