The History Center will explore the question, “What is freedom?” The Confederacy sought freedom from federal rule. African Americans sought freedom from slavery.
This is a story about making America live up to the promise of its founding documents. It is a story about the inexorable quest for freedom under the law, and how “the arc of the Moral Universe is long, but bends toward justice.”(Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & Theodore Parker).
AUTHOR: Unknown Edward Gray Southard (Edwin G.) was born in 1831 and was the son of James and Ruth Gilliam Southard. He was married to Pamela Billingsly on 23 November 1860. He was a private in the 45th North Carolina Regiment called the Madison Greys. He resided...read more
American Civil War history is often told in terms of leaders, great battles, political movements and large forces. While these all played pivotal roles...
History is not always neat; it is often complicated and messy. It is about people, places, and events that are both admirable and deplorable...
NC Civil War & Reconstruction History Center - SacrificeTo understand the sacrifice and service wrought by all North Carolinians, the NCCWHC will...
The NCCWHC will explore the question, “What is freedom?” The Confederacy sought freedom from federal rule. African Americans sought freedom from slavery.