16 New Arkansas Civil War Podcasts Available

18-Feb-2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FEBRUARY 18, 2015

FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE

ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION ADDS SIXTEEN NEW PODCASTS TO WEBSITE

LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has added 16 new podcasts about the state’s Civil War history to its website, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today.

The new podcasts were created in cooperation with the School of Mass Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The new offerings include:

* Dr. Tom DeBlack of Arkansas Tech University on the battle of Fayetteville

* Dr. George Lankford of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission on churches at war, the freedom choices of Arkansas’s African Americans during the war, and the South’s “Peculiar Institution”

* Tom Wing of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith on the 1862 raid on Van Buren and the 1864 attack on Fort Smith

* Josh Williams of Historic Washington State Park on Washington, Arkansas, in 1864

* Dr. Beverly Watkins, an independent scholar, on Confederate saltworks in Civil War Arkansas

* Dr. Curtis Varnell of the Western Arkansas Education Service Co-Op on the skirmish at Haguewood Prairie

* Dr. Rebecca Howard of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville on the difficulties faced by older men in Civil War Arkansas

* Sonny Rhodes of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Arkansas’s Civil War newspapers

* Danny Honnoll of the Arkansas Civil War Heritage Trails Foundation on the Third Arkansas Infantry (C.S.)

* Mark K. Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission on the 1864 battles at Okolona, Elkins’ Ferry, Prairie D’Ane and Marks’ Mills.

The podcasts can be accessed at http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/research-education/podcasts/. 

For more information on sesquicentennial plans, visit www.arkansascivilwar150.com or e-mail acwsc@arkansasheritage.org.

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission is housed within the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. The AHPP is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving the state’s cultural resources. Other agencies are the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and the Historic Arkansas Museum.

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