NewsErnest Dollar presents Reconstruction in Raleigh, May 25, 6:30PM at St. Matthews AME Church or on Zoom

CUCC’s Racial Justice Project invites you to join them at the next in a series of educational evenings on black history in Raleigh being presented by Better Together 4NC.  Some Racial Justice Project folks will be attending in person and some online, so you will see familiar faces both places.  If you would l like to be part of CUCC’s Racial Justice Google Group,  contact Jim Smith.  We use the group to exchange resources and to think out loud together as we learn about racial justice.

Reconstruction Raleigh

May 25, 6:30 PM

In person at St. Matthews AME Church (1629 Bennett, Raleigh) or on Zoom (contact Jim Smith for the Zoom link)

Presenter:  Ernest Dollar

Durham native Ernest Dollar began working in historic sites in 1993 after completing his B.A. in History and B.F.A. in Design from UNC – Greensboro. Ernest has worked in several historic parks in both North and South Carolina. In 2006, he completed his M.A. in Public History from NCSU and has served as the Executive Director of several museums including his current site, the City of Raleigh Museum and the M.T. Pope House Museum since 2012. He has been a Civil War living historian since 1992 and directed several documentaries on Civil War topics and life in the 19th century. Ernest recently released his second book in March 2022 entitled, Hearts Torn Asunder: Trauma in the Final Campaign of the Civil War in North Carolina.