From left, Civil War color guard reenactors Bernard George, Tom Hancock, Youngs Leff and Marvin Nicholson stand as an honor guard in the NC State Capitol while a visitor, center, gets a closer look at the state of North Carolina's original copy of the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution Friday, December 4, 2015. Friday, December 4, 2015 is the 150th anniversary of the state's ratification of the 13th Amendment prohibiting slavery and involuntary servitude and the enforcement of this law by appropriate legislation. A commemoration ceremony was held prior to this in the NC State House chamber at the Capitol, where the original document was signed 150 years ago today. The color guard reenactors were representing the 35th, 36th and 37th US Colored Troops Infantry and the 14th Heavy Artillery from the Civil War.
From left, Civil War color guard reenactors Bernard George, Tom Hancock, Youngs Leff and Marvin Nicholson stand as an honor guard in the NC State Capitol while a visitor, center, gets a closer look at the state of North Carolina's original copy of the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution Friday, December 4, 2015. Friday, December 4, 2015 is the 150th anniversary of the state's ratification of the 13th Amendment prohibiting slavery and involuntary servitude and the enforcement of this law by appropriate legislation. A commemoration ceremony was held prior to this in the NC State House chamber at the Capitol, where the original document was signed 150 years ago today. The color guard reenactors were representing the 35th, 36th and 37th US Colored Troops Infantry and the 14th Heavy Artillery from the Civil War. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com
From left, Civil War color guard reenactors Bernard George, Tom Hancock, Youngs Leff and Marvin Nicholson stand as an honor guard in the NC State Capitol while a visitor, center, gets a closer look at the state of North Carolina's original copy of the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution Friday, December 4, 2015. Friday, December 4, 2015 is the 150th anniversary of the state's ratification of the 13th Amendment prohibiting slavery and involuntary servitude and the enforcement of this law by appropriate legislation. A commemoration ceremony was held prior to this in the NC State House chamber at the Capitol, where the original document was signed 150 years ago today. The color guard reenactors were representing the 35th, 36th and 37th US Colored Troops Infantry and the 14th Heavy Artillery from the Civil War. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com

NC leaders celebrate 150th anniversary of slavery’s end

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