The Cumberland County Library and Information Center and the North Carolina Civil War History & Reconstruction Center are presenting a program, "Toward A More Perfect Union: Steps Toward Freedom for All."
The program will be held at 2 p.m. on June 23 at the Main Library, 300 Maiden Lane, Fayetteville. The program is free and the public is invited to attend.
The history of the struggles for freedom and equality are recounted within the context of a timeline from the first stirrings of the Underground Railroad in N.C. through Emancipation and the beginnings of Reconstruction.
Featured speakers are Dr. Adrienne Israel, Professor of History at Guilford College, and Dr. Peter Murray, McLean Professor of History at Methodist University, with musical offerings by a local gospel choir.
The program is being presented by the North Carolina Civil War & Reconstruction History Center as the first Hari Jones Memorial Lecture, which organizers hope to make an annual event. Jones was a nationally recognized African American historian and museum curator who lectured widely, including appearances in Fayetteville. Jones passed away a few days after delivering a lecture last June at Fayetteville State University.
Questions? Please call (910) 483-7727, ext. 1359.
Free & open to the public