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Lay My Burden Down

Date:  October 17 - 18, 2013

Summary:  The "Lay My Burden Down: Freedom and Legacies of the Civil War" conference in Winston-Salem will examine many topics, including the political views of slaves, the roles of women and free people of color, a prisoner of war exchange, and the position of churches on slavery and freedom. This conference, administered by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, is part of the 150th anniversary year of the Emancipation Proclamation and the N.C. Civil War Sesquicentennial observance.

Description:

Freedom and Legacies of the Civil War

A Conference to Commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War in North Carolina 

The "Lay My Burden Down: Freedom and Legacies of the Civil War" conference in Winston-Salem will examine many topics, including the political views of slaves, the roles of women and free people of color, a prisoner of war exchange, and the position of churches on slavery and freedom. This conference, administered by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, is part of the 150th anniversary year of the Emancipation Proclamation and the N.C. Civil War Sesquicentennial observance.

Lay My Burden Down - Civil War Image

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 3:00 pm
*Free and open to the public*
Albert H. Anderson Center, Winston-Salem State University
601 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Keynote Address:

"For Light and Liberty: African Descent Spies of the Rebellion,"

Hari Jones
Assistant Director and Curator with the African-American Civil War Foundation and Museum in Washington, D.C.


Friday, October 18, 2013, 8:45 am 
Brendle Recital Hall, Wake Forest University

Keynote Address:  

"Freedom"

Dr. Ira Berlin
University of Maryland historian and author of "Slaves Without Masters: the Free Negro in the Antebellum South" and "Many Thousands Gone" 


Friday, October 18, 2013, 1:15 pm
Brendle Recital Hall, Wake Forest University

Original Poem for the Occasion

Dr. Maya Angelou
Wake Forest University professor of American studies, poet, author, and civil rights leader

Keynote Address: 

"Women Refugees in the Civil War"

Dr. Thavolia Glymph
Duke University historian and author of "Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household"


 

Many distinguished historians will present and also lead conference discussions including Anthony Parent, David Cecelski, Tim Tyson, Chris Fonvielle, Heather Williams, William Link and others.

Registration is $20 for the general public and $10 for students.

For complete information and to register, please read the "Lay My Burden Down" brochure.

Early registration is encouraged by check made out to the:

North Carolina Literary and Historical Association

and addressed to

Mr. Parker Backstrom
4610 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27610-4610


 

Financial support is provided by

  • Wake Forest University,
  • Winston-Salem State University,
  • Old Salem Museums and Gardens and the 
  • North Carolina Literary and Historical Association.

Other support is from the

  • N.C. Department of Cultural Resources
  • Humanities Institute
  • National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

Have questions about this great event? Contact:

Michael Hill by email or at (919) 807-6425

For events at WSSU, please contact:

Belinda Tate, Diggs Gallery at diggsinfo@wssu.edu

or

Donna Benson at bensond@wssu.edu

 

 


Categories:  Community Connections, Lectures and Readings

Winston-Salem State University

601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000



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