Peake Series: Women Soldiers with Morgan Floyd
March 10, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
They were wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters –and soldiers. Since the first century A.D., women have picked up weapons and gone to the battlefield. There is no surprise during this country’s deadliest war, women marched into battle beside men. Explore the stories of women soldiers who fought in the Civil War.
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.