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"Freedom for All" exhibit opens, free to attend

By WCTI Staff
Published On: Nov 18 2013 06:13:35 AM CST
Updated On: Nov 18 2013 06:14:48 AM CST
GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY -

The "Freedom for All" exhibit opens as part of the upcoming 150th anniversary of the 1863 signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

It outlines the struggle for freedom by the enslaved people of North Carolina, as well as the nation.

The "Freedom for All" exhibit will be displayed November 18 to December 14 at the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources Eastern Office at the Humber House at 117 W. Fifth St. in Greenville.

It will then travel to state history museums, historic sites, libraries, and other academic and cultural venues through August 10, 2015.

There will be no charge for admission to the exhibit.

The "Freedom for All" exhibit is a joint effort between the N.C. Museum of History and the N.C. Freedom Monument Project.

It focuses on the status of North Carolina before the civil war, events leading up to Lincolns issuance of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, the consequences of the document in the state and nation, the Final Emancipation Proclamation, the ratification of the 13th Amendment, and North Carolina's unique role in the process of securing freedom.