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Legacies of Appomattox

April 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm 6:00 pm

People tend to think of Appomattox as the place where the American Civil War ended, but there is more to the story. How did newly freed African Americans envision their freedom? What plans did members of the Grand Army of the Republic have for the village of Appomattox? And how was the memory of the Civil War shaped in the months following the surrender? Join us to discover the legacies of Appomattox.

With Reverend Al Jones, founder of the Appomattox Black Civil War Legacy Museum, Chris Graham Ph.D., Exhibits Curator, American Civil War Museum, and Patrick Schroeder, Historian, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.