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Race and the Civil War
Three historians held a discussion on race and the role it played leading up to and during the Civil War and how the persistence of resentment and unhealed wounds from the war’s outcome and immediate aftermath have impacted racial issues ever since. Donald Shriver added remarks on the ethical implications of the discussion. Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton was a special guest speaker. Topics included future possibilities of reconciliations. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. Joseph Montville moderated.853 views
“Healing the Wounds of History: North-South, Black-White -- A Special Program on the Occasion of the American Civil War Sesquicentennial” was held in the Kennedy Auditorium of the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University.
Jennifer Jones and Suzanne Thomassen-Krauss talked about the Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s centerpiece exhibit of the Star-Spangled Banner. 2014 marked the 200th anniversary of the British naval bombardment of Baltimore’s Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. The flying of the garrison flag the morning after the barrage inspired Francis Scott Key to write the words that later became our national anthem.1,226 views
Robert K. KrickFormer Chief Historian Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park 7 Videos
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