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February 2019

In Raleigh, “Haiti and the Civil War”

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
South Central Church of Christ, 2010 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd10
Raleigh, NC 27610 United States
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The Civil War is sometimes called the Second Haitian Revolution.  Pro-slavers feared Haiti, and the enslaved and abolitionists found great hope from Toussaint Louverture and Haiti.  This lecture details the actions of enslaved and abolitionists who were encouraged by the Haitian Revolution, Haiti’s own involvement in offering freedom to people of color,  and why Haiti was so important to keeping alive the hope that all Americans would be free.  American leaders who wrote and spoke of their admiration for Louverture include…

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May 2019

A Freeborn Community’s Response to the Civil War and Beyond

May 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Park NW
Washington, DC 20015 United States
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This presentation is about a century-old community of freeborn landowners and their contributions in and after the Civil War. A year after the Confederates seized a mixed race, married mother of three and used her as a lure, her Winton Triangle community responded by enlisting in the Union military. Over seventy of North Carolina’s Winton Triangle men fought in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.  They took part in the destruction of Charleston, captured what was to become Gen. Grant’s ultimate headquarters,…

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