“Civil War 150” Exhibit at City College May 26 – June 16

The City College of New York hosts the traveling exhibit “Civil War 150,” May 26 through June 16. A project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Library of America and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, it will be on display in City College’s Cohen Library atrium located in the North Academic Center.

The exhibit is accessible Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. through May 30. From June 2-16, the exhibit will be accessible Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Three events will be held in conjunction with the exhibit June 3, June 10 and June 12 in the Cohen Library Archives, Room 5/301, North Academic Center.

12 – 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 3: Dr. Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History, Columbia University, “Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Meaning of the Civil War,” and Dr. Martha S. Jones, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, University of Michigan.”The Slaves’ Emancipation: How Lincoln’s Proclamation Became Law, ” followed by a discussion moderated by City College Associate Professor of History Greg Downs.

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 10, Deborah Edwards-Anderson, MA History, City College, 2014, “Renewing the Oyate: Dakota Cultural and Language Revitalization and Commemorations of the U.S. Dakota War, 1962-2012.”

11:30 a.m. -2 p.m., Thursday, June 12, book discussion on Ari Kelman’s “A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling over the Memory of Sand Creek” led by City College Assistant Professor of History Adrienne Petty. The first three people to RSVP via email to ddominguez@ccny.cuny.edu will receive a free copy of the book.

All the events are free and open to the public.

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