Pacific NW Civil War 150th Anniversary Lecture: "The Emancipation Proclamation and Oregon's African American settlers: Portland's Andrew Johnston, Sarah Johnston Wisdom and Joseph Wisdom and the legacy of the Civil War"
The January 5, 2013 lecture examines the lives and contributions of three prominent members of Portland's early black society, whose pre- and post-war experiences as fugitive and emancipated slaves provides an interesting backdrop to the upcoming Oregon History Museum's exhibit "All Aboard: Railroading and Portland's Black Community" opening January 15, 2013.
Presented as the closing program of Oregon's "Freedom Week: Observing the 150th Anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln" that started with a Night Watch/ Freedom's Eve illuminated vigil on Dec 31, 2012 in Lincoln Square and continued on New Year’s Day 2013 with a wreath-laying ceremony, tolling of the Freedom Bell at the “Freedom’s Seven” burial plot Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery.
Date: January 5, 2013
Venue: Midland branch library of Multnomah County
805 SE 122nd, Portland, Oregon 11:00am
Director, NW Historical Perspectives and
Oregon Lincoln Bicentennial Commissioner,
President emeritus of Friends of History at Portland State University
2000 NE 42nd Ave, Suite 392
Portland, OR 97213
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