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                      N.C. Civil War & Reconstruction History Center to sponsor



                   ‘Juneteenth’ presentation By Historian Hari Jones




                                                                                                                                        and a content adviser for the National Archives and
            FAYETTEVILLE—The North Carolina Civil                                                                                       Records Administration (NARA) exhibit “Discov-
       War & Reconstruction History Center is sponsoring                                                                                ering the Civil War.” He also curated the exhibit
       a presentation by Hari Jones, one of the foremost                                                                                “Clearing a Path for Democracy: Citizen Soldiers
       authorities on the role of African Americans in the
       Civil War, who will speak on the topic: “How the                                                                                 of  the  Fighting  Eighth  in World War  I”  at  the
                                                                                                                                        DuSable Museum of African American History in
       Civil War Made America Great.” The presentation                                                                                  Chicago.
                                       th
       will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19   in the Rudolph
       Jones Student Center at Fayetteville State Univer-                                                                                    Jones  served  in  the  United  States  Marine
       sity, 1200 Murchison Road.
                                                                                                                                        Corps as an infantryman, an artillery officer, and
                                                                                                                                        an intelligence officer. He was an instructor at the
            The lecture, which is free and open to the pub-                                                                             U. S. Naval Academy. Reaching the rank of staff
       lic, comes on Juneteenth or Freedom Day, an Ameri-                                                                               sergeant as an enlisted Marine, he retired as a cap-
       can holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865                                                                                  tain in 1997 after over twenty years of service.
       announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas.
       It has also come to commemorate more generally                                                                                        About the North Carolina Civil War & Re-
       the  emancipation  of  enslaved African-Americans                                                                                construction  History  Center
       throughout the former Confederacy.
            The  presentation  focuses  on  the  perspective                                                                                 The North Carolina Civil War & Reconstruc-
       that there were no losers—North or South, Union
       or  Confederate—because  the  war  effectively                                 Harold (Hari) Jones                               tion History Center is affiliated with the Museum
                                                                                                                                        of the Cape Fear Historical Complex, a branch of
       formed a more perfect union and secured the bless-                         (910) 491-0602 or 1-336-416-4530                      the North Carolina Division of History Museums,
       ing of liberty for millions of Americans who had not                                                                             and will be located at the site of the remains of the
       known such freedom before.
                                                        National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he presented his award- Fayetteville Arsenal, which was held by both Union
                                                        winning lecture series “The Lost Story” in the fall of 2015.                    and Confederate forces during the Civil War. De-
            About  the  Speaker                                                                                                         signed  to  be  a  “teaching”  museum  rather  than  a
            Harold (Hari) Jones, a Pauls Valley, Oklahoma    Jones has appeared in over fifty television programs and documentaries viewed “collecting” museum, the Center will focus not on
       native, is a historian, curator, writer, and motivational  on CSPAN, Fox News, NBC, PBS, BBC, the American Heroes Channel, the History artifacts but on telling the stories of North Carolin-
       speaker. For twelve years, he was the assistant di-  Channel, the Smithsonian Channel and numerous local outlets; plus, he has worked on ians from all walks of life, be they men or women,
       rector and curator at the African American Civil War  exhibits on display across the country. He was a content developer for the National slave or free, military or civilian, on both sides of
       Freedom Foundation and Museum in Washington,     Park Service (NPS) museum at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site at Tuskegee, the  conflict.  For  more  information,  please  visit
       DC.  He is currently an independent history con-  Alabama, a content adviser for the American Civil War Center exhibit “Take Our Stand” www.nccivilwarcenter.com.
       sultant. He serves on the Board of Directors of the







                                                                                                        A Juneteenth Presentation:



                                                                                                            How the Civil War Made



                                                                                                                         America Great






                                                                                                                                          Tuesday, June 19 | 7 p.m.

                                                                                                                                           Rudolph Jones Student

                                                                                                                                         Center, Fayetteville State


                                                                                                                                        University, 1200 Murchison

                                                                                                                                        Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28301




                                                                                                                                        The North Carolina Civil War &

                                                                                                                                        Reconstruction History Center

                                                                                                                                              presents Hari Jones on
                                                                                                                                          Juneteenth, or Freedom Day,

                                                                                                                                        which commemorates the June

                                                                                                                                           19, 1865 announcement of

                                                                                                                                        slavery’s abolition in Texas and,

                                                                                                                                       more generally, enslaved African
                                                                                                                                           Americans’ emancipation.





                                                                                                    About the Speaker:



                                                                                                    Harold (Hari) Jones is one of the foremost authorities on
                                                                                                    the role of African Americans in the Civil War.  For twelve years,he
                                                                                                    was the assistant director and curator at the African American Civil
                                                                                                    War Freedom Foundation and Museum in Washington, D.C. He

                                                                                                    serves on the Board of Directors of the National Civil War
                                                                                                    Museum in Harrisburg, Pa. Jones has appeared in over 50 television
                                                                                                    programs and documentaries, and he has worked on exhibits on
                                                                                                    display across the country.
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