Upcoming Event: African American Memory of the Civil War in Hertford, NC

[This announcement comes from Andrea Gabriel, Director of Outreach and Development for the State Archives of North Carolina]

Friends of the Archives to Host

”Lest We Forget: African American Memory of the Civil War in Hertford, NC”

June 24, 1:00


The Friends of the Archives will present its annual program Monday, June 24 at 1:00 p.m. in the auditorium of State Archives and Library building at 109 E. Jones Street in Raleigh. Following the election of new officers, Dr. Hilary Green, from Elizabeth City State University will present, “Lest We Forget: African American Memory of the Civil War in Hertford, NC.” The nation is well into the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, making Dr. Green’s talk quite timely.

Image of memorial for African American troops who fought in the American Civil WarDr. Green is assistant professor of history and political science at Elizabeth City State University. Her work centers on race and gender issues in southern and U.S. history. Green earned her PhD at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and an M.A. at Tufts University.

Following Dr. Green’s talk, documents will be on display in the Search Room and we will offer tours of the State Archives’ stacks and vaults. Don’t miss this opportunity to have a behind the scenes look at our operations.

The Friends of the Archives, Inc. was formed in 1977 to provide private support for the State Archives of North Carolina.  Through generous donations, the Friends have purchased valuable collections for the Archives, helped to conserve documents and maps and have purchased chairs for the Archives’ Search Room. The Friends also sponsors workshops and activities, and helps to coordinate a volunteer and intern program for the State Archives.