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The State of Things
This NC Voices series examined how the Civil War affects people in North Carolina 150 years after the start of the war. We looked at the legacy of the war and how we remember it and how it shapes our identity as Southerners.North Carolina Voices: Civil WarThe series included a series of reports during Morning Edition and a series of discussions on The State of Things. The series aired the weeks of June 13th and June 20th, 2011.Additionally, as part of the series: short “family stories" to placed throughout the program schedule those weeks. Those included personal stories of the war handed down through families or historians answering listener questions.

The Legend of Henry Berry Lowry

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Henry Berry Lowry was a Lumbee Indian sometimes described as the “Robin Hood” of Robeson County, North Carolina. But Lowry’s story is much more nuanced than that. He’s a hero to some, a murderer to others. All told, Lowry and his gang of outlaws were responsible for some two dozen killings as the Civil War ended and during Reconstruction.

Host Frank Stasio talks about Lowry and his legacy with Robeson County native Malinda Maynor Lowery, an assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and novelist Josephine Humphreys, author of a historical novel about Henry Berry Lowry called “Nowhere Else on Earth” (Penguin/2001).

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