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A groundbreaking African American attorney born in Goldsboro soon will have a North Carolina Highway Historical Marker in town.

A repaired historical highway marker recognizing a North Carolina civil rights leader soon will be reinstalled at its original location.

Originally dedicated in 2011, the marker honors civil rights leader Ella Baker. It was damaged in 2019 and placed in storage.

A new Highway Historical Marker soon will commemorate North Carolina’s oldest State Historic Site.

A man whose photographs of the North Carolina mountains played a crucial role in the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park soon will be recognized with a new North Carolina Highway Historical Marker in Asheville.

An act of civil disobedience soon will be recognized with a new North Carolina Highway Historical Marker in Roanoke Rapids.

The marker commemorates the actions of Sarah Keys and the subsequent lawsuit in 1952 that shaped the federal prohibition of segregation during interstate travel.

A pastor who wrote a key eyewitness account of 1898 Wilmington Coup soon will be recognized with a new North Carolina Highway Historical Marker in Wilmington.

An important but long-overlooked event from the Civil War in North Carolina soon will get a new North Carolina Highway Historical Marker in Elizabeth City.

The North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program recently established a partnership with the non-profit North Carolina Literary and Historical Association for a historical marker maintenance endowment fund.

The contributions of more than 1,800 women pilots during World War II soon will be commemorated with a North Carolina Highway Historical Marker.

A historical marker commemorating the life of a renowned immigrant architect and builder soon will be installed near the site of his Black Mountain estate.

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