Battle of Forks Road Interpretive Project

The Cameron Art Museum's Battle of Forks Road Interpretive Project explores the little-known story of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) and the Battle of Forks Road, as well as the impact the USCT victory had on the Cape Fear region and its future. By harnessing the power of personal narratives of those directly involved, the project helps the public see how their lives are tied to past events and foster a deeper understanding of the present. The project includes the research and development of personal narratives of those connected to the story of the Battle of Forks Road; filmed interviews with scholars, descendants, and others; a short film; the performance of these narratives at the Cameron Museum as part of the North Carolina Civil War Sesquicentennial celebration, and the inclusion of these narratives in a website along with lesson plans for educators.