Powerful Documentaries Chronicle History of Civil Rights Movement: Created Equal

Freedom Riders

The N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will present Created Equal, a series of powerful documentaries that tell remarkable stories of individuals who challenged the social and legal status quo of deeply rooted institutions, from slavery to segregation. The films include dramatic scenes of incidents in the 150-year effort to achieve equal rights for all.… Continue reading Powerful Documentaries Chronicle History of Civil Rights Movement: Created Equal

N.C. Museum of History Awarded Grant for Film Series Chronicling History of Civil Rights Movement

  The N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh is one of 473 institutions across the country that have been awarded a series of films chronicling the history of the Civil Rights movement. Part of the Created Equal series, these powerful documentaries, “The Abolitionists,” “Freedom Riders,” “The Loving Story” and “Slavery by Another Name,” include dramatic… Continue reading N.C. Museum of History Awarded Grant for Film Series Chronicling History of Civil Rights Movement

Only 10 More Days to See the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in Raleigh

The Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation will be featured in an exhibit opening May 15 at the N.C. Museum of History. On loan from the National Archives in Washington, D.C., the seven-page document was signed by Pres. Abraham Lincoln on Sept. 22, 1862. Pictured: Page one of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. Photo credit: National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Exhibit Reopens July 1 with 13th Amendment! Time is running short to see the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, one of the most significant documents in United States history, before it leaves Raleigh. On view through Sunday, June 16, at the North Carolina Museum of History, this historical seven-page document is on loan from the National Archives… Continue reading Only 10 More Days to See the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in Raleigh

An Evening of Adventure for Children with Special Needs | Jun 10

Marbles Kids Museum Presents Family Fun Night Marbles Kids Museum kicks off the summer with Family Fun Night on Thursday, June 10 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at the museum in downtown Raleigh. Family Fun Night, held quarterly and sponsored by Kerr Cares for Kids Foundation, provides an evening of play and learning entirely for children… Continue reading An Evening of Adventure for Children with Special Needs | Jun 10

Screening of Award-Winning Documentary “Looking for Ms. Locklear” – Nov 20

The filmmakers met and interviewed many unforgettable individuals who shared captivating stories about the tribe’s culture and history. With compassion and humor, the documentary expertly connects the film duo’s search for a teacher with the tribe’s search for identity.