Emancipation Proclamation


The Path to Emancipation Highlighted at Mountain Gateway Museum for Black History Month

OLD FORT, NC January 22, 2014 – In commemoration of the 1863 signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, a traveling exhibit of illustrated informational panels outlining the struggle for freedom by the enslaved people in North Carolina and the nation is on tour. The “Freedom for All” exhibit will be at the Mountain Gateway Museum Feb. […]


North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Honors State’s First Black Regiment Nov. 9

NEW BERN, NC October 31, 2013 – The Emancipation Proclamation signed Jan. 1, 1863, not only declared the enslaved free but allowed the enlistment of African-Americans into the U.S. Army. To recognize the raising of the 1st NC Colored Volunteers in New Bern in the spring of 1863, a N.C. Highway […]


Somerset Place Hosts Lecture on the Emancipation Proclamation

CRESWELL, NC – Somerset Place State Historic Site will host a free lecture, “Waves of Freedom – The Emancipation Proclamation,” on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m., at the Creswell High School Auditorium in downtown Creswell. This lecture will focus on President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, its complexities and its […]


Mountain Gateway Museum Celebrates The Emancipation Proclamation

OLD FORT, NC — In tribute to Black History Month and the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Mountain Gateway Museum, in cooperation with the McDowell County Public Library, will present a lecture by Dr. Darin Waters on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 3:30 p.m. at the library in Marion. The […]


Harriet Jacobs Bicentennial — A Tribute to Freedom

EDENTON, NC Jan. 17, 2013 – After seven years hiding in her grandmother’s attic in Edenton, Harriet Jacobs escaped to freedom in 1842. She went on to become an abolitionist, aid worker and author. A tribute to this remarkable life is being presented by Historic Edenton State Historic Site on […]


Who Freed Who? Emancipation and the 13th Amendment at the Museum of the Albemarle

“Who Freed Who?  Emancipation and the 13th Amendment”   Elizabeth City, NC – The Museum of the Albemarle will exhibit the 13th Amendment beginning January 25, 2013 in Under Both Flags:  Civil War in the Albemarle.  To highlight the document, the Museum will host Gerald J. Prokopowicz, Ph.D. at 2:00 […]