The fight for liberation is just one of many moving features of the "Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory: Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit" (www.nccivilwar150.com)
“The Civil War was the first war widely covered with photography,”
The exhibit commemorates the bravery and resiliency of North Carolinians throughout the Civil War with 24 images gathered from the State Archives (www.archives.ncdcr.gov)
The collection depicts many different aspects of the war and includes images of artifacts and official documents. One picture shows the Cherokee Members of Thomas’s Legion, a unit recruited by William Holland Thomas, who had been adopted by the tribe and was a tribal leader. He led an almost entirely Cherokee unit from the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee into battle for the Confederacy.
The statewide tour will visit various regions presenting the importance of North Carolinians in the Civil War and educating viewers of each area’s participation and commitment during this tumultuous time.
For information on the exhibit call the Haywood County Library at (828) 452-5169 or the Sheppard Library at (252) 329-4580. For tour information, contact the Department of Cultural Resources at (919) 807-7389.
About the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources:
The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historical sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council, and the State Archives. It champions North Carolina’s creative industry, which employs nearly 300,000 North Carolinians and contributes more than $41 billion to the state’s economy. To learn more, visit www.ncculture.com.
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The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources is the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities, and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. www.ncculture.com