History

The 1950s: A Shared Rhythm

The sound of change is in the air along the North Carolina Coast: The lively music coming out of a black resort community called Seabreeze attracts white audiences eager for something new.

History

Dawn of the Dream

An audience at a high school in Rocky Mount got an early preview of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic words, “I have a dream.” A long-lost audiotape of that 1962 speech casts new light on the meaning of his famous phrase then — and now.

History

Seeing Stars

In the mid-20th century a Greensboro nightclub attracted national acts. Today, it’s the stuff of legend.

History

Our Stint With the Mint

Charlotte was once home to a branch of the U.S. Mint — and it all started with a North Carolina gold rush.

Central

Toy Stories

While the staff at the state Museum of History creates a new exhibit about our childhood obsessions, North Carolinians reflect on the kids they were, the adults they’ve become, and the toys that shaped them.

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