Emancipation and Reconstruction

On the morning of Saturday, April 18, 2015, the Old State House Museum will hold a living history event to celebrate the passage of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, featuring living history performances and Civil War re-enactors, including the First Kansas Colored Infantry.

That afternoon, beginning at 1 p.m., the Old State House Museum and Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission will host a three-hour seminar: “Emancipation and Reconstruction.” Speakers will include Dr. Thomas A. DeBlack on the end of the Civil War in Arkansas, Angela Walton-Raji on the emancipation of the state’s enslaved population, and Dr. Carl Moneyhon on Reconstruction in Arkansas.

The seminar is free, but pre-registration is requested. Contact Georganne Sisco at (501) 324-9685 or Georganne@arkansasheritage.org to register.




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