Manteo Museum: Fishers, Fighters And Freedmen

The Outer Banks History Center is seeking letters, diaries, photographs and artifacts of from the Civil War for an exhibit that's part of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the war.

The Manteo museum is especially interested in items from Roanoke Island in the early 1860s for the exhibit titled "The Civil War Comes to Roanoke Island: Fishers, Fighters and Freedmen."

When the exhibit opens March 2, it will tell the story of how a sparsely populated Roanoke Island became an important engagement early in the war and paved the way for additional Union control of North Carolina.

During this period, Roanoke Island became home to thousands of blacks. Representatives of the national Freedman's Bureau worked at settling, educating and employing the freedmen.


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  • by Another Year on Jan 17, 2012 at 09:39 AM
    Yet another year goes by....another 365 days that the white man has tried to "bring up" the black man to "white standards". I guess one day we'll give up. Certainly the black race has nothing to offer the rest of the world.
  • by yukon on Jan 16, 2012 at 04:16 PM
    yep you could not have made a better post lets try it and see what will happen
  • by WhyILoveobama on Jan 16, 2012 at 01:44 PM
    Yeah they better appease the 22 black people and them yankees that live there or I'm telling my obama.
  • by Yep on Jan 16, 2012 at 01:12 PM
    Black history month and Hispanic history month. But heaven forbid if there were a white history month everyone would be screaming racist.
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      by yep 2 on Jan 16, 2012 at 05:59 PM in reply to Yep
      Or Asian....
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