​Becoming American

Wake County Public Libraries has received a $1,300 award to host a six-week program series funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities entitled “Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience.” This series is a six-week public program featuring documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history. The series is free and open to the public.

Wake County is one of thirty-two sites nationwide selected to host this program series which is a project by City Lore in collaboration with the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.

To learn more about resources related to Becoming American, you may visit our informational guides on Immigration and Genealogy.

A series of programs and performances are planned for September, October and November to celebrate the grant across the county.


 Documentaries, discussions, performances and more.