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: Marc Francis Roddin Lockett resided in Pitt County, North Carolina, and engaged in farming. His older son James was a teenager at the time that the Civil War broke out, so James enlisted. After ten months of service, James was discharged. With the son safely...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.