Slavery to Freedom at Appomattox

Appomattox Courthouse is commonly known as the site of General Lee’s surrender to General Grant and the end of the Civil War. Chief of Education Ernie Price talked… read more

Appomattox Courthouse is commonly known as the site of General Lee’s surrender to General Grant and the end of the Civil War. Chief of Education Ernie Price talked about life after the war, highlighting the local African American experience transitioning from slavery to freedom. He also shared the story of John Robinson, a cobbler who was instrumental in starting the first freedman’s church and school.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2018 LCV Cities Tour” in Lynchburg, Virginia, from January 20-26, to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2. close

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Slavery to Freedom at Appomattox

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Program ID:
440465-1
Category:
Vignette
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Vignette
Location:
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 18, 2018 | 4:53am EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jun 24, 2018 | 10:07am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Feb 18, 2018 | 4:53am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 18, 2018 | 12:34pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 18, 2018 | 2:33pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 19, 2018 | 4:33am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 24, 2018 | 10:41am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 24, 2018 | 10:07am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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