Dr. Craig Friend, NC State Professor of Public History

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To celebrate the Fourth of July, First in Future brings you a special conversation with an American history scholar. Dr. Craig Friend is an NC State Professor of Public History, specializing in the Revolutionary War period. He first caught the bicentennial bug growing up near Kings Mountain, NC, the site of the first major patriot victory after the British invasion of Charleston. In this week's episode, Dr. Friend gives us some perspective on the Declaration of Independence, what it meant to the colonists and soldiers, what women and slaves would have thought about the phrase “all men are created equal,” and how the holiday has evolved over time.

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