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LIVE! The Capitol, Civics, and You

Monday, Oct. 19, 10:15–11:15 a.m.

Presenters: Terra Schramm, Site Administrator, State Capitol State Historic Site; Michelle Lanier, Director, North Carolina Division of State Historic Sites; Sally Bloom, Educator, North Carolina Museum of History

Civics: The rights and duties of citizenship. Can one, single building encapsulate all that civics signifies? Probably not, but the North Carolina state capitol comes close. It was the original seat of the state’s three branches of government, and it has been the site for community celebrations and conversations throughout all its years. Watch LIVE! as we explore “the people’s house,” discerning how civics are, and have been, made manifest in its walls and beyond. Find out how Lillian Clement Exum, Abraham Galloway, Henry Owl, and others expanded participation in North Carolina government as we discuss how individuals affect change. Text in questions, and we’ll answer them—LIVE!

Grades 3–12. For information, call 919-814-7028.

LIVE! programs are sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

To supplement this program, check out “The Three Branches of Government in North Carolina” and “How Does an IDEA Become a Law?” from the Spring 2020 Tar Heel Junior Historian Magazine. This lesson from the National Park Service on the North Carolina Capitol is also an excellent resource.