There was a man named, Alfred Moore Waddell,
who led a group of white supremacists into a newspaper office that consists of
nothing but African Americans working there. This newspaper office was called,
Wilmington Record. The new legislature sanctioned the state’s first Jim Crow regulations regarding the separation of races in train
passenger cars (Cecelski, 1998). This piece of history was new information for
me, and I spent more time at home looking up more details about the story
events shown in the museum. It revealed that North Carolina has so much history
to uncover for myself and my children. This event helps me to understand other
Civil Rights movements in North Carolina, which were also on display in the
history museum (Cecelski, 1998). North Carolina played a great part in history
on the many freedoms that the African American’s get to experience in these
days, that otherwise wouldn’t have been able to experience.
In conclusion, this cultural event was a
great way to experience some world culture in the state which located next to
mine because I reside in South Carolina, but the home state of my grandfather.
The assignment was truly amazing, because I went with purpose, and gained a new
perspective on the influence of the world’s cultures today. It is very
surprising to find so much of the world wrapped into one big melting pot. You
experience the world around you outside of your textbook, living room, and
computer. The people living next to you, and even in your very house makeup the
different cultural aspects of our community.