Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Celebrate Juneteenth at the NC Museum of History with Stedman Graham

Jun 4, 2024

WHAT: George H. White: Searching for Freedom Documentary Screening

WHEN: Thursday, June 13, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

DETAILS:  Celebrate Juneteenth at the North Carolina Museum of History with a screening of the 2023 Emmy-award nominated film George H. White: Searching for Freedom. White was the last African American to serve in Congress during the Reconstruction era. Author and motivational speaker Stedman Graham, a relative of the congressman, will address the impact of White’s life and his legacy of self-determination. After the screening, Deputy Secretary Dr. Darin Waters, Office of Archives and History, will moderate a Q&A session featuring Graham, historian Earl Ijames, and film producer Mike O'Connell. This free event is made possible with support from the North Carolina Museum of History Foundation.

For more information and to register, visit ncmuseumofhistory.org.

About the NC Museum of History
The North Carolina Museum of History, a Smithsonian Affiliate, fosters a passion for North Carolina history. This museum collects and preserves artifacts of state history and educates the public on the history of the state and the nation through exhibits and educational programs. Admission is free. In 2023, more than 355,000 people visited the museum to see some of the 150,000 artifacts in the museum collection. The Museum of History, within the Division of State History Museums, is part of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

About the Smithsonian Affiliations Network
Since 2006, the North Carolina Museum of History has been a Smithsonian Affiliate, part of a select group of museums and cultural, educational, and arts organizations that share Smithsonian resources with the nation. The Smithsonian Affiliations network is a national outreach program that develops long-term collaborative partnerships with museums and other educational and cultural organizations to enrich communities with Smithsonian resources. More information is available at affiliations.si.edu.

About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
The NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) manages, promotes, and enhances the things that people love about North Carolina—its diverse arts and culture, rich history, and spectacular natural areas. Through its programs, the department enhances education, stimulates economic development, improves public health, expands accessibility, and strengthens community resiliency.

The department manages more than 100 locations across the state, including 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, five science museums, four aquariums, 35 state parks, four recreation areas, dozens of state trails and natural areas, the NC Zoo, the State Library, the State Archives, the NC Arts Council, the African American Heritage Commission, the American Indian Heritage Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office, the Office of State Archaeology, the Highway Historical Markers program, the NC Land and Water Fund, and the Natural Heritage Program. For more information, please visit dncr.nc.gov.

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