North Carolina’s Civil War Sesquicentennial

Looks like Virginia has got some company.  The North Carolina Civil War Sesquicentennial is the official website for the state of North Carolina.  It includes a list of events and proposed projects.  Themes to be addressed include the following:

FREEDOM
Emancipation, Secession and constitutional theory, and other topics.

SACRIFICE
Home front issues, Confederate soldiers, United States Colored Troops, Women’s issues, Unionists, and other topics.

MEMORY
The "Lost Cause" mythology, Confederate Memorials, Northern concepts of the war, African Americans’ struggle to keep their history alive during the "Lost Cause" era, Negro History Week, and other topics.

Very impressive

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  • Andrew Duppstadt Oct 25, 2007

    Kevin,
    Glad you are impressed with North Carolina’s efforts so far. I think they are doing a really good job.

    On a separate note, will you be attending the Society of Civil War Historians dinner in Richmond next week? If so, I look forward to meeting you.

    Andrew Duppstadt

  • Kevin Levin Oct 25, 2007

    See you at the dinner Andrew.

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