It’s one thing to read about history, but it’s quite another to experience it. Summer campers can do just that at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh.
In 1957 Virginia Williams and six other African Americans sat in the “White Only” side of the Royal Ice Cream Company in Durham. After refusing to leave, they were arrested on trespassing charges. The sit-in took place nearly three years before the historic Greensboro sit-in on Feb. 1, 1960, at the F.W. Woolworth store and… Continue reading PARTICIPANTS RECALL CIVIL RIGHTS SIT-INS | Feb 20
The N.C. Museum of History is accepting entries for the 2010 Fourth Annual Student Essay Contest for undergraduate and graduate students. A prize of $200 will be awarded for the best research paper about North Carolina history. Judging will be based on historical accuracy, quality of written communication, and contribution to the field of local… Continue reading ENTER TO WIN MUSEUM’S ANNUAL STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST | Deadline Jan 21
“Friends in Liberty” follows the experiences of 14-year-old Hugh McDonald and his friend, Anne Taylor. The film is based on the original journal of McDonald, the son of Scottish Loyalists, who joined the Sixth N.C. Regiment of the Continental Army in 1776.