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As the Deep River wanders through North Carolina's Piedmont plateau and curves in a horseshoe bend, there stands on a hilltop above it one of the first big houses of upland North Carolina frontier country, the House in the Horseshoe. 

On April 13, 1947, a mob attacked civil rights protesters at the bus station in Chapel Hill. Earlier that year, the Congress of Racial Equality laid plans to test the enforcement of a Supreme Court decision that declared segregation on interstate buses and trains unconstitutional.

Alamance Battleground State Historic Site is a must-see destination for history buffs and anyone interested in the story of North Carolina's early days.

In 1983, Harvey B. Gantt made history when he became the first African American elected to the city council of a major Southern city. His election to the Charlotte City Council was a groundbreaking moment that set a precedent for future political representation.

On December 19, 1777, the Continental Army, including the North Carolina Brigade, entered the winter encampment at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

On December 13, 1986Ella Baker, civil rights leader and organizer of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Com