Parker Robbins, a free man of color, fought with the Union Army during the Civil War.

Photo courtesy Museum of the Albemarle

Parker Robbins, a free man of color, fought with the Union Army during the Civil War.

MOA hosts new exhibit

From Staff Reports

The Daily Advance

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A traveling exhibit of illustrated informational panels outlining the struggle for freedom is on display at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City through Aug. 10. It will travel to Fayetteville, Greensboro and Greenville through 2013.

“Freedom for All” conveys how securing freedom was more of a process than a single act or proclamation, and the exhibit highlights North Carolina’s role in that process,” said Earl Ijames, curator of African American History at the N.C. Museum of History.

“Freedom for All” focuses on the status of North Carolina before the Civil War, events leading up to Lincoln’s issuance of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, and outcomes and results of the document in the state and nation.

The exhibit also examines some of the differences between the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, the final Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment.

The “Freedom for All” traveling exhibit and the “Freedom Coming, Freedom for All” exhibition at the N.C. Museum of History are joint projects of the N.C. Museum of History and the N.C. Freedom Monument Project.

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