Decades Series

The 1940s: The Decade of Transformation

North Carolina began the 1940s as a mainly rural, isolated state hit hard by the Great Depression. But by the end of the decade, it was a different kind of state: one we recognize as our home.


Tales of a Traveling Library

On the back roads of Madison County, a woman and her trusty bookmobile delivered a passion for reading to the area’s most remote residents.