Decades Series

Workers Unite

A group of black women in Winston-Salem takes a stand to demand better wages and safer working conditions. The movement they start grows into a short-lived, but effective, labor union.

1940s Series

A Mighty Storm

A late summer hurricane slams the Outer Banks, leaving a path of destruction like nothing North Carolina’s coast has ever seen before.

History

Founding Fontana

When the United States needed a power source for nuclear weapons research, it turned to the mountains of North Carolina. The only thing that stood in the government’s way: the people living there.

Decades Series

The Miracle of Hickory

When polio strikes children in the Piedmont, doctors, nurses, and volunteers rise to the occasion to build an emergency quarantine hospital.

Decades Series

The Deluge of 1940

Mountain communities bear the brunt of the decade’s most deadly Atlantic storm — forever changing our western landscape.

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