|Dr. Elaine F. Parsons, Associate Professor|
Department of History, Duquesne University
The Peters Township Public Library will host “Civil War 150”, a three-part national public programming initiative designed to encourage public exploration of the transformative impact and contested meanings of the American Civil War. The program is presented by The Library of America in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and is supported by a grant from National Endowment for the Humanities. A selection of primary documents drawn from the four-volume series The Civil War: Told by Those Who Lived It will be provided to registered participants free of charge prior to the May and June programs.
This free discussion series will be facilitated by Dr. Elaine Frantz Parsons, Civil War Scholar and Associate Professor of History at Duquesne University. Patrons may participate in any or all of the three programs; however a separate registration is required for each. Register to attend by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the program date you are interested in or call 724.941.9430.
Dates and topics include:
Sunday, May 5 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Discussion from Civil War Readers Secession and Union and Reckoning with the War. Program is limited to 25 participants, high school graduates or older. Reading materials will be distributed to prior to the program.
Sunday, June 9 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Discussion from Civil War Readers The Experience of Battle and From Slavery to Freedom. Program is limited to 25 participants, high school graduates or older. Reading materials will be distributed to prior to the program.
Thursday, July 18 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Why did the Klan Wear Bizarre Costumes? presented by Dr. Elaine Frantz Parsons. Open to 80 participants. Parsons is currently compiling a book about the Ku Klux Klan entitled Constructing the Kuklux: The Ku Klux Klan and the Modernization of the Reconstruction-Era South.
For further information about the program series, call the Reference Department at 724.941.9430 ext. 327.