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).
F. WASHINGTON DELLINGER: The Confederate Veteran Who Said He was at Ford’s Theatre when President Abraham Lincoln was Shot
SUBMITTED BY: Mike Stroupe (written by Cheri Todd Molter) Frederick Washington Dellinger, commonly called “Wash,” was born on Oct. 28, 1834, in the Cherryville area of Gaston County [His name is also spelled “Fredrick” in some records]. Wash was the son of Frederick...
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.