Musician and Historian Mary D. Williams
NC Storyteller Carolyn Evans
Spoken Word Poet Johnny Lee Chapman III
NC Artist Stephen Hayes
Saturday, November 13, 2021
11 AM Unveiling of Boundless, a new sculpture by Stephen Hayes commemorating the USCT, Music by Mary D. Williams
12-5 PM Living History Demonstrations and Encampments, Storytelling, and Family Activities on CAM Grounds
12-3 PM Catch and Soulful Twist Food Trucks
12:30 PM Children’s Storytelling by NC Association of Black Storytellers
12:30 PM Poet Beverly Fields Burnette and Storyteller Carolyn Evans perform outside by the sculpture
1:30 PM Spoken Word Poet Johnny Lee Chapman performs outside by the sculpture
3 PM USCT Public Program Series: A Conversation with Stephen Hayes, Clark Morgan, and Marvin Nicholson (CAM Members: $16; Non-Members: $20; Students: $12)
Sunday, November 14, 2021
10 AM–2 PM Living History on the Grounds
2 PM Performance by DREAMS Dancers in the Reception Hall
FREE shuttles will run continuously from Barclay Center complex (which includes NHRMC Business Center) at the intersection of Independence Boulevard and South 17th Street. The shuttle goes directly to CAM in about 2 minutes. Two shuttle buses will run from 9:30 AM until 4:00 PM on Saturday.
Guests attending the event are advised to use remote parking at Barclay Center and ride the free shuttles. (There is extremely limited parking along Museum Drive.) The main parking lot at Barclay can be accessed from both Independence and from South 17th Street. Look for the blue feather “PARKING” flags! For walkers, it is a short .2 mile walk (about 5 minutes) on the Cross City Trail from the parking lot to CAM.
Volunteer Parking and Overflow Visitor Parking is at Barclay Center’s employee lot located closest to the stoplight.
Parking between the two buildings at Barclay Center is reserved for Davita Dialysis patients and staff.
Some handicapped parking is available in the main visitor lot at CAM. There will also be a passenger drop-off and pick zone along Museum Drive in front of CAM, best approach is from Independence.
Cameron Art Museum was the site of the Battle of Forks Road, a Civil War skirmish whose victory was won by the United States Colored Troops (USCT) and led to the fall of Wilmington. Their impact is significant, yet their story is virtually unknown.
North Carolina artist Stephen Hayes has fashioned this life-size bronze sculpture from the cast features of 11 African American men connected to the site and its story -- USCT descendants, re-enactors, veterans, and community leaders. The sculpture is connected deeply to the community’s history, its present, and its future.
Stephen Hayes is the winner of the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. He teaches in the department of Art and Art History at Duke University. Hayes's work has been featured at the National Cathedral, Winston Salem State University, Duke University, CAM Raleigh, Rosa Parks Museum, African American Museum of Philadelphia, and Harvey B. Gantt Center, among others.