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FROM SLAVE TO SOLDIER

FROM SLAVE TO SOLDIER

March 21, 2011 11:00 am0 comments

 

 Slave to Soldier PA

 

THE DAVENPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY AND THE
AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM OF IOWA PRESENTS

“FROM SLAVE TO SOLDIER”

 

Experience the transition from slave to soldier in the Civil War

 

 

Thursday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m.

at the Fairmount Branch Library (3000 N. Fairmount Street) 

Nationally known speaker, Joseph McGill, will explore the experience of African Americans who left slavery to join the Union soldiers of the Civil War.  McGill speaks from personal experience as the founder of the re-enactor’s 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the group of African American soldiers highlighted in the film Glory.  He will also speak about The Slave Cabin Project, an initiative backed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation that is designed to bring attention to the dilapidated state of many slave cabins across the South.  He is frequently pictured near these important pieces of US history holding a sign stating “This Place Matters.” 

All ages are welcome to attend this free event.

 

For more information, contact the African American Museum of Iowa at 319.862.2101 or visit www.education@blackiowa.org.


                                       Contact the Davenport Public Library at 563.326.7832 or                                 www.davenportlibrary.com.

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