History for Lunch on February 21 will feature guest speakers from Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

History for Lunch: The Freedman's Colony of Roanoke Island


Fort Raleigh National Historic Site will provide insight into how Roanoke Island was a place of community for thousands of freedom speakers during the Civil War. Following the island's occupation by Union forces in 1862, it became a haven for African American families in eastern North Carolina. Their presence prompted the Union army to establish a Freedman's Colony on the northern end of Roanoke Island.

History for Lunch is offered in-person and virtually via Zoom unless otherwise stated.