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Racial Myth & Memory 2024

Picture of Civil Right mural from Carolina Friends School's Civil Rights Bus Tour

A Wilmington Case Study

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Are you...

  • intrigued to learn more about intersections of race, power, politics, and culture in U.S. history?
  • excited to connect with other curious minds in community?
  • a history buff? an architecture aficionado? an educator?
  • eager to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the North Carolina coast–and the drive between the Triangle and New Hanover County?
  • happy to relax while others take care of all the logistical details?

Through site visits we'll explore several themes as a lens on the powerful weight of race in Wilmington--and in our country

  • the Gullah Geechee people and Poplar Grove Plantation and the Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design Arts
  • the 1898 Wilmington massacre and the 1898 Monument and Memorial Park
  • the Wilmington 10 and other more recent issues and the Because It's Time sculpture on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington

This Fall 2024 two-day experience is open to individuals within and beyond the CFS community, including educators in schools and colleges as well as Friends meeting members and other interested adults.

The trip is a natural optional companion to the Spring 2025 Coastal Journey to Charleston and Savannah.

Be educated. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be empowered.

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Until we reckon with history, we’re not going to be free. I think there’s something better waiting for us that we can’t get to until we talk honestly about our past. 

Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, Montgomery; Author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption