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Well, my name is Hillary Green, I was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and my connection to the Civil War has been from childhood. As a young child, I was the only one excited to go to the battlefield every single summer in the middle of the hundred degree weather and just doing the walk-in tour of my own. And then I came to North Carolina for graduate school. And that was the first time where I felt uncomfortable at times talking about the Civil War, because I got a double look from a lot of people that is African-American female, that I was interested in the Civil War. Last February, I went to the Civil War, living memory days in Elizabeth City. And I'm asking also what type of gun, what caliber, where was this made, was this actually made in the Confederacy, or was this shift from Connecticut, it came down, and I was the only African-American at the time there on the lawn. They were looking at me like, even the re-enacted took back the first thing, I'm like, okay, I'm getting weird, looks, and let me just say, oh, I teach history at Elizabeth City State University.
That was the end of it. Then it was like, oh, okay. I welcomed this four-year debate. Let's bring out the uncomfortableness and let's come to a common ground and find a way that my students feel comfortable talking about it, and that I don't feel like I always have to defend myself or my love of the Civil War. Anytime I go to a battlefield or a re-enactment.
Series
NC Voices
Episode
The Civil War Story Modules
Clip
Hillary Green
Contributing Organization
WUNC (Chapel Hill, North Carolina)
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Series Description
This NC Voices series examined how the Civil War affects people in North Carolina 150 years after the start of the war.
Clip Description
Hillary Green, an African American history teacher, discusses her love for Civil War history.
Broadcast Date
2011-06-00
Asset type
Clip
Topics
History
Rights
Copyright North Carolina Public Radio. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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Duration
00:01:31
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Guest: Green, Hillary
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North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC
Identifier: NCV9901-15 (WUNC)
Format: Audio CD
Duration: 1:29
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Chicago: “NC Voices; The Civil War Story Modules; Hillary Green,” 2011-06-00, WUNC, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed February 26, 2024, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-515-wm13n21k08.
MLA: “NC Voices; The Civil War Story Modules; Hillary Green.” 2011-06-00. WUNC, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. February 26, 2024. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-515-wm13n21k08>.
APA: NC Voices; The Civil War Story Modules; Hillary Green. Boston, MA: WUNC, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-515-wm13n21k08