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Hari Jones: How the Civil War Made America Great

Tuesday, June 19 | 7:00 PM
Rudolph Jones Student Center, Fayetteville State University map

The North Carolina Civil War & Reconstruction History Center is sponsoring a presentation by Hari Jones, one of the foremost authorities on the role of African Americans in the Civil War, who will speak on the topic: “How the Civil War Made America Great.” The presentation will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19th  in the Rudolph Jones Student Center at Fayetteville State University, 1200 Murchison Road.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, comes on Juneteenth or Freedom Day, an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas. It has also come to commemorate more generally the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans throughout the former Confederacy.

The presentation focuses on the perspective that there were no losers—North or South, Union or Confederate—because the war effectively formed a more perfect union and secured the blessing of liberty for millions of Americans who had not known such freedom before.

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