Historic Tredegar

11/21 Foundry Series: Living in Temporary Shelters
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:00pm
Historic Tredegar

During the Civil War, thousands of formerly enslaved African Americans lived in refugee camps set up by the U.S. Army, which was often ill-equipped to deal with the myriad of needs. How were the experiences of enslaved people seeking freedom similar to those of migrants living in "temporary" shelters today?

Harriet Kuhr, Executive Director of International Rescue Committee
Amy Murrell Taylor, Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Amanda Prak, Founder of One Hundred Pounds of Hope and Khmer Rouge Survivor

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