Visitors to the Center should get a sense of stepping into the shoes of these individuals, not just from a 21st-century perspective, but from a place of compassion and empathy, and understand what it was like to face extreme challenges that are unimaginable today. From this, all North Carolinians should come away from the exhibit experience with a sense of honor about their heritage.
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 shameful ...
To understand the sacrifice and service wrought by all North Carolinians, the North Carolina Civil War & Reconstruction History Center will ...
The History Center will explore the question, “What is freedom?” The Confederacy sought freedom from federal rule. African Americans sought freedom from slavery.