From Civil War to Civil Rights: The African American Experience at Poplar Grove

Poplar Grove, the historic plantation in Wilmington, NC, is announcing its inaugural exhibit and lecture series for 2014! Thanks to a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, Poplar Grove Foundation will install a new, permanent exhibit on African American history.

This exhibit will chronicle the contributions of African Americans at the Poplar Grove site and in the Scotts Hill community from slavery to freedom. In an effort to tell the stories of those silenced by history, “From Civil War to Civil Rights” seeks to engage visitors in a dialogue about the Southern economy, race relations, and civil rights from emancipation to the mid-twentieth century. Please join Poplar Grove this year for events and lectures leading up to the Juneteenth unveiling of its new exhibit space!

Upcoming Events:

  • Lecture on the Rosenwald School Movement and African American Education in the South with Dr. Glen Harris (UNC-Wilmington) and Claudia Stack (Under the Kudzu)on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 6:30 pm
  • Lecture on West African Culture with Dr. Nana Amponsah (UNC-Wilmington) on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 6:30 pm
  • Lecture and Performance on African American Social Dance with Dr. Tommy DeFrantz (Duke University) on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 6:30pm
  • Exhibit Unveiling, Juneteenth Celebration, and Reception on Thursday, June 19th at 6:30pm

Stay tuned for more information or call Poplar Grove at (910) 686-9518