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First Colony Foundation Outer Banks History Weekend October 27-28, 2017

First Colony Foundation
in partnership with
The National Park Service at Fort Raleigh, Elizabeth R & Company & US Fish & Wildlife
present:

OBX HISTORY WEEKEND
Roanoke! The Map! Westward Ho! X marks the spot!
symposium, historic tours, exhibits

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE:

Friday 27 October 2017—The First Colony & Virginea Pars Map

Outstanding Teacher of North Carolina State History Award

The Historical Society of North Carolina is inviting nominations for its third Outstanding Teacher of North Carolina State History Award.  Teachers from all grade levels from any public, charter, or private school in the state are eligible.  The recipient will receive a $150 award and a plaque and is recognized at the Society’s annual fall meeting. 

Mary D. Williams Aural Tour at UNC-Chapel Hill's Wilson Library

Mary D. Williams, of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, will be performing From Slavery to Civil Rights: An Aural History Tour on Sunday, July 16, 2017. The location is The Wilson Special Collections Library at UNC-Chapel Hill. Williams presents an aural tour of American history that includes spirituals, protest songs, and gospel music. The program is free and open to the public.

The schedule:

5 p.m. Reception

5:30 p.m. Program

 

Integration Pioneers To Be Honored with State Historical Marker

The first African Americans to serve in the modern Navy at general rating will be honored with the dedication of a permanent historical marker on the 75th anniversary of their enlisting. 

To be installed at 10 a.m. on May 27 at the intersection of West Franklin and South Roberson streets in Chapel Hill, the marker commemorates U.S. Navy Band B-1, which was attached to the Navy's PreFlight School on the UNC campus from July 1942 - April 1944.

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