Symposium featuring Dr. David Blight, Dr. Dwight Pitcaithley, Jim Denny and Arnold Schofield.
March 27, 2011
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Free, reservations recommended
Events across the country from 2011 to 2015 will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site will kick-off Civil War Sesquicentennial observances with a symposium. 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, Dr. Dwight Pitcaithley, Jim Denny, and Arnold Schofield will each 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 and 1860s.
Audience members can listen to presentations, ask questions, and interact with Civil War scholars and enthusiasts, as well as purchase books and have them signed by the visiting authors. The symposium is free and open to the public.