civil rights

February Programs at the N.C. Museum of History

RALEIGH, NC Jan. 9, 2015 – During Black History Month, the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will feature three programs about experiences of African Americans. The Justice Theater Project will present the original and innovative work Voices That Challenge, which is told through dance, spoken word, and music. The […]

N.C. Highway Historical Marker Recognizes Civil Rights Activist and Mentor Ella Baker

RALEIGH – Ella Baker grew up in Halifax County and dedicated her life to advancing civil rights for African Americans.  She had a “habit of pushing the boundaries of acceptable behavior for a respectable, middle-class, married woman during the 1940s,” according to biographer Barbara Ransby. Her life’s work is being […]