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Meet Fred Johnson of Wilmington, an African-American whose ancestors fought in the Civil War and who now works tirelessly to honor their service. "Our State" the television program in partnership between UNC-TV and Our State Magazine, with generous support from BB This segment first aired on April 5, 2012.

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