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EbzB Productions
EbzB Productions' mission is to develop theatrical works that promote integrity, self-discovery and positive transformation
of individuals, artists, audiences, and communities.This professional touring theatre produced the musical cabaret, War Bonds: The Songs and Letters From World War II as well as an extensive companion website providing the latest information about this musical journey through a war that redefined the world.

Montford Point Marines
From its inception until 1942, the Marine Corps refused to recruit African Americans, American Indians and other minorities. Franklin D. Roosevelt's creation of the Fair Employment Practices Commission in 1941 forced the Corps to begin recruiting African American Marines the following year. The Marines' first black recruits received basic training at the segregated Montford Point Base adjacent to Camp Lejeune, NC and would continue to do so until 1949. This website provides artifacts, photographs and interview transcripts from over sixty interviews conducted with these enduring heroes from Montford Point.

North Carolina Department of Administration: Division of Veteran's Affairs
For more than 80 years, the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs (NCDVA) has been a strong advocate for veterans and their families offering assistance through a network of District and County Veterans Service Offices at no charge to the citizen. In addition to other services, NCDVA assist veterans and their families in the presentation, processing, proof and establishment of claims, privileges, rights and benefits as they may be entitled to under Federal, State or local laws.

North Carolina Museum of History
Since its founding in 1902, the North Carolina Museum of History has been an exciting place to explore North Carolina history. The museum encourages visitors to discover the past; to reflect on their own lives and their place in history; and to preserve state, regional, and local history for future generations.

North Carolina's WWII Experience
As a companion to Ken Burns' epic World War II documentary series, THE WAR: A Ken Burns Film, UNC-TV commemorates this pivotal time in our state’s history with the North Carolina's WWII Experience initiative, including a plentifulcollection of local veteran's stories, letters, and tributes.

THE WAR: A Ken Burns Film
A seven-part series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, THE WAR tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four quintessentially American towns.

The Way We Lived in North Carolina
This historical website provides a helpful map map illustrating the principal installations, camps, industries and facilities in North Carolina aiding the war effort.

Veteran's History Project
The United States Congress created the Veterans History Project in 2000. The Veterans History Project relies on volunteers to collect and preserve stories of wartime service. Stories can be told through and collected through personal narratives, correspondence and visual materials.

Women Veterans Historical Collection, UNC-Greensboro
The Women Veterans Historical Collection documents the female experience in the Armed Forces through letters, papers, photographs, published materials, uniforms, artifacts, and oral histories. This collection contains more than one hundred manuscripts collections and more than two hundred oral history interviews.