02/09/2013Location: National Prisoner of War Museum Theater Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Park Staff Contact Phone Number: 229 924-0343
Saturday February 9, at 3:00 p.m., Nicole Moore will present the program, "What It Means to be Free: Life After Emancipation." Ms. Moore is a public historian, blogger, consultant and interpreter of slave life. She currently works as a museum educator for Virginia Beach Historic Houses. Her program will explore what life was like for newly freed African Americans as they adjusted to a new life in a new nation. Emancipation and the 13th Amendment guaranteed freedom, but provided little else. She will explore how African Americans thrived during this period of nationwide transition.