May 1, 2014 at 7pm Dr. Linda Caldwell Epps will present a program examining the changing role of women in society as a result of the Civil War. From nursing on the fields of battle to running the home front, women were becoming more active public participants in American life, yet were denied the emancipation being offered at the conclusion of the war to the former slaves. How did suffrage rise from this conflict?
Civil War 150 is a national traveling panel exhibition organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with The Library of America. The project, Civil War 150: Exploring the War and Its Meaning through the Words of Those Who Live It, has been made possible in part through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor. Our programming, emphasizing a theme of “conflicted times,” is funded through the generosity of the Friends of Scotch Plains Public Library. Registration is strongly recommended, as space is limited:
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