Making Our Voices Heard


A new traveling exhibit, “Making Our Voices Heard: North Carolinians Fighting for Civil Rights,” will be on display at Town Creek Indian Mound State Historic during the month of June.

This exhibit tells the stories of seven everyday North Carolinians and extraordinary leaders — Gertrude Weil, Henry Owl, Joe Lewis, Abraham Galloway, Ronald Mace, James Hunter, and Willa Player — who petitioned, protested, and organized to expand democracy. The exhibit explores change, freedom, civic responsibility, and overcoming challenges by telling the story of a few North Carolinians who have raised their voices to call out injustice and fully participate in our democratic society.

Developed for the state’s America 250 NC(@america250nc) “When Are We US?” initiative, the traveling exhibit is part of North Carolina’s commemoration of America’s 250th anniversary. It will be on display at Town Creek during regular hours of operation until June 28.