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for Carolina Comments Vol. 53 Issue 2, Apr 2005
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The North Carolina Association of Educators recognized the efforts of the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office and North Carolina's Rosenwald Schools Community Project to preserve the heritage of the schools. These schools for African American children were funded by matching grants provided by Chicago philanthropist Julius Rosenwald to African American communities that raised a certain amount of money. Between the late 1910s and 1932, there were 813 of the Rosenwald schools built in North Carolina, more than in any other state. Over 120 of the schools are still standing today.
Goldsboro in Wayne County was a major rail center during the Civil War. Three major rail lines converged there -- the Wilmington and Weldon, the Atlantic and North Carolina, and the North Carolina Railroad. Joyner recounts the closing days of the Civil War when General Sherman's troops, 110,000 strong, occupied the area around Goldsboro before moving onto Raleigh and the occupation by Union troops after the end of hostilities.
The Civil War ended in North Carolina 140 years ago. A number of historical sites mark critical events of the war that occurred in the Coastal Plain and the Piedmont. Beginning in January 2005, a number of commemorative events were held at sites including Fort Fisher, Fort Anderson, Bentonville, and Bennett Place.\r\n\r\n