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Declaration of Independence Road Tour

The North Carolina Museum of History will provide a rare glimpse of the nation's "birth certificate" when the Declaration of Independence Road Trip stops through town. An original copy of The Declaration will be on view in a multimedia exhibit, which also features a short film of 25 well-known actors reading the document on July 4, 2001, at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Tour producer Norman Lear acquired a broadside of the "People's Document" with the goal of inspiring Americans, especially youth, to become civic activists. Mayor Charles Meeker, in a city statement issued about the tour, echoed this mission. "The presence of the Declaration of Independence will further inspire the residents of Raleigh, especially our youth, to be model citizens, to participate in civic matters and, above all, to vote," he says. "These qualities are especially important as this nation commemorates the first anniversary of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001." View the Declaration Oct. 12-20, Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. at the North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 715-0200. www.ncmuseumofhistory.org or www.IndependenceRoadTrip.org. --olufunke moses

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