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NC Cues Up America 250 Observance in Halifax, the ‘Birthplace of Freedom’

Amid rising calls for freedom from Great Britain, the Roanoke River town of Halifax made history with the first official action by an entire colony calling for independence. Meeting on April 12, 1776, North Carolina’s Fourth Provincial Congress unanimously adopted the Halifax Resolves, which ordered the colony’s delegation to the second Continental Congress to seek independence. To commemorate the event, the Halifax State Historic Site kicks off the America 250 NC observance with “Prelude to Revolution,” featuring Halifax Resolves Day and a two-day living history weekend with music, tours, exhibits, ceremonies and other activities with an expansive view that takes in African American and Indigenous perspectives. From April in Halifax, America 250 NC will continue through 2033 at sites across the state.

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