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Lasting Legacies of the Civil War: Civil War 150 Symposium

Event Type: History
Age Group(s): Adult, Ages 15 and up
Date: 3/26/2011
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 4:30 PM
Description:
 Events across the country from 2011 to 2015 will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. In partnership with the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site and Civil War Roundtable of Kansas City, Mid-Continent Public Library System will kick-off Civil War Sesquicentennial observances with a symposium held at the North Independence. Four scholars will present insights into the bitter conflict that produced "a new birth of freedom" in the country when the chains of bondage were released from four million enslaved men, women, and children. Dr. David Blight, professor of history at Yale University, will lead the panel which will also include Dr. Dwight Pitcaithley, Mr. Jim Denny, and Mr. Arnold Schofield. Each will speak about a different aspect of the war. Collectively, the four speakers will present a national picture of the war as a turning point in history, examine the war's many relevant legacies, and shed light on the regional war that raged along the Missouri and Kansas border in the 1850s.
Library: North Independence    Map
Location: Programming Room
Status: Closed


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