In the interest of drawing attention on two different views to law and justice in North Carolina, the Society has provided some of the funding since last fall for an exhibit entitled “Law and Justice: The Supreme Court of North Carolina, 1819-2019” and a project in the Southern Historical Collection at UNC-CH’s Wilson Library to digitize the political cartoons of the late Dwane Powell.
The law and justice exhibit opened in mid-November and will be on view at the NC Museum of History through May 31, 2020. Joining the Society in supporting this exploration and celebration of 200 years of the Court’s history are the NC Supreme Court Historical Society, the NC Judicial Branch, and the Museum itself.
To preserve, digitize, and make Dwane Powell’s collection publicly available, the Society joined several other admiring funders. This multi-year project will memorialize the thirty-five-year career of the editorial cartoonist for the Raleigh News and Observer. He died last April.