Tar Heel Junior Historian magazine has been around for decades—the first issue came out in 1961! The North Carolina Museum of History currently publishes this fun and fact-filled student magazine twice annually. Each issue focuses on a theme related to North Carolina history and culture.
Read more about our latest issues below!
She Changed the World: NC Women Making History
SHE changed the world—from North Carolina! For more years than are recorded, North Carolina women have been rocking history—each in her own way. In this issue of Tar Heel Junior Historian, we introduce some of those women who’ve made a difference. Some are well known; some are not. And that’s our point: You don’t have to be famous to make history!
Our inspiration for this issue? The 100th anniversary of America’s 19th Amendment—which finally guaranteed women the hard-won legal right to vote. What did the fight for women’s rights look like in North Carolina? THJH spills the tea—from Penelope Barker and the Edenton “tea party” and our state’s leaders in the women’s suffrage movement to women who were the “firsts” in many fields, from politics to civil rights to sports.