The theme "Freedom coming, freedom for all", kicks off a slew of activities celebrating Black History Month at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh.
One of the key topics is this story is Ruth and the Green Book.
According to Earl Ijames, that book was an important resource for folks who were part of the Freedom Riders.
Ijames says, "The Green Book was a travel guide for anyone, black, white, Indian, who wanted to travel in the segregated south places they could encounter segregation."
Freedom Riders were a group of activists who traveled in small groups throughout the south, challenging segregation at every level.
For visitors at the North Carolina Museum of History, there's a documentary depicting that work, as well as an exhibit with an actual copy of the 13th Amendment.
Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, to the passage of the 13th Amendment after the fall of Fort Fisher. It's all here in North Carolina.
Ijames says, "We want people to understand that Black History Month is more than history for everyone, Black History Month is a learning opportunity."
An opportunity that continues throughout February.