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Beyond the Exhibits Live! Battleship North Carolina: Community at Sea and in Battle
December 7, 2020 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Join a North Carolina Museum of History live streaming event from the Battleship through YouTube or Vimeo.
When commissioned, on April 9, 1941, the battleship North Carolina was considered the world’s greatest sea weapon. The North Carolina’s then–state-of-the-art technology and its talented crew made this ship a pivotal part of Allied success in World War II—in fact, the vessel earned 15 battle stars—the most of any US Navy ship in the Pacific Theater. During the war, 2,000 young men called the North Carolina home, including African American steward’s mates and messmen, who served their country despite the Jim Crow norms in place at the time.
Join curators Kim Sincox and Mary Ames Booker, along with N.C. Museum of History educator Sally Bloom to explore BB-55, nicknamed “the Showboat.” Text in questions, and they’ll answer them—LIVE!
Register though the N.C. Museum of History.