Nine New Podcasts Added to ACWSC Website
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – JANUARY 6, 2012
FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE
ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION ADDS NINE NEW PODCASTS TO WEBSITE
LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has added nine 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. Buck T. Foster, visiting assistant professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas, on guerrilla warfare in western Arkansas and the plight of civilians in Civil War Fort Smith
* William Stevens of the C.S.S. Pontchartrain Project on the June 17, 1862, battle of St. Charles
* Archie Moore of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission on the unique issues facing soldiers in the United States Colored Troops
* Josh Williams of Historic Washington State Park on the beginnings of the Civil War in Washington, Arkansas
* Sonny Rhodes of the School of Mass Communications at UALR on media coverage of the 1864 battle of Poison Spring
* Jodi Morris of Central High School National Historic Site on slavery and slave resistance in Arkansas
* Brian Robertson of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies on the experiences of the Second Arkansas Cavalry (U.S.)
* Mark K. Christ of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission on the October 25, 1863, battle of Pine Bluff
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 firstname.lastname@example.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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