Family Day- Seizing Freedom

Family Day- Seizing Freedom


Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox
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What did freedom mean to enslaved African American people during the Civil War era? What did they do to gain that freedom? We’ll explore those topics through family-friendly storytelling, crafts, hands-on activities and special presentations.

At 1:00 p.m., Appomattox pastor and genealogist Alfred Jones will launch his new website, “The Appomattox Black Civil War Legacy Museum.” He’ll discuss how he has worked to uncover information about the experiences of free and enslaved African Americans during and after the Civil War.

At 2:00 p.m., join us for a panel conversation about education, freedom, and desegregation in Central Virginia during the 20th century, featuring first-hand accounts from people who were involved in the U.S. Supreme Court case that ruled against "separate but equal" school systems, and were personally affected by Virginia's Massive Resistance program against school integration.

All programs are included with Museum admission. Admission for youth 17 years and younger is free with a paying adult. 


Included with Museum admission, Youth 17 and under free with paying adult

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