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Peake Series: Garland White with Chris Graham
February 24, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
What did freedom mean to Garland White? For the former slave, preacher, soldier, and aspiring politician, it meant different things at different times. Spend time with him in this talk, and think about the full implication of what the end of slavery meant.
This series is named in honor of Mary S. Peake (nee Kelsey), one of the many African American women who dedicated their time and lives to education under the most difficult of circumstances. The Peake Series pairs highlights from key Civil War stories in our award-winning exhibit “A People’s Contest: Struggles for Nation and Freedom in Civil War America” with special virtual programs featuring ACWM educators for an unforgettable experience for your students. Join us throughout the months of February and March as we explore lesser-known stories of the Civil War, and look at some familiar ones with fresh perspectives. All programs are free for teachers and students to attend. Simply register for the program you want to attend on our website and join our Zoom meetings every Wednesday at 9 am and 3 pm EST.