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Civil War Discussion with Sean O’Hara
June 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ethical Society member Sean O’Hara will be hosting a series of discussions regarding the 160th anniversary of certain historic milestones in the Civil War. Feel free to bring your curiosity, snacks, and drinks for discussion in the Hanke Room. You do not need to attend each session to participate. Each session is designed to be independent, whether you are a history novice or history buff, all are welcome to attend. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
June 7, 6:30–8:30 p.m. – The 160th anniversary of issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. Presentation on the historical context of the Emancipation Proclamation with discussion to follow.
June 14, 6:30–8:30 p.m. – 160th anniversary of the creation of the United States Colored Troops. Presentation on the history of USCT during the Civil War, their role in military campaigns and social impact during and after the Civil War with discussion to follow.
June 20, 6:30–8:30 p.m. – 160th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg. Presentation will address the context leading up to Gettysburg, Day 1 and Day 2 (first half) of the battle while analyzing and addressing Lost Cause narratives on Gettysburg mythology. Discussion to follow.
June 28, 6:30–8:30 p.m. – 160th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg. Presentation will address Day 2 (second half) and Day 3 along with post-battle issues like creation of the national cemetery and Gettysburg Address by President Lincoln along with deconstructing Lost Cause narratives of the battle. Discussion to follow.