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PATHWAYS TO FREEDOM: KENTUCKY AND THE CIVIL WAR Conference

by Evans,Cortney last modified Feb 10, 2011 03:08 PM
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At the beginning of the sesquicentennial commemorating the Civil War, the University of Louisville College of Arts and Sciences and its Arts and Culture Partnership Initiative are hosting a two day scholar and community symposium. Past symposia have focused on Louisville and the Ohio Valley. This year’s focus will be the war in Kentucky as it and the nation struggled toward a new birth of freedom.

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When Mar 10, 2011 08:30 AM to
Mar 11, 2011 12:30 PM
Where Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
Contact Phone (502) 852-2247
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Perhaps in no other state did the word “freedom” find so many connotations as in Kentucky.  To Southern sympathizers it meant freedom to secede.  To Unionists it meant freedom from federal meddling and military control.  To slave holders it was the freedom to hold human chattel, while for their enslaved it meant freedom from bondage.  All Kentuckians desired freedom from skirmishes and guerilla warfare.  With so many crosscurrents not every freedom could be achieved.  At the end of four years of bloody conflict the single freedom from slavery was achieved.  This forum explores the pathways to that freedom.

Special Guest Presenter:  Dr. Ira Berlin, University of Maryland

 

Conference details:

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 8:30 AM -5:00 PM ( 8:30 AM registration & breakfast; lunch 12:00 at U of L; dinner 6:00 PM – Frazier International History Museum)

Friday, March 11, 2011 – 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM ( 8:30 AM breakfast)

Registration (regular) $65*

*registration fee includes light continental breakfasts (March 10 & March 11), lunch (March 10) and dinner (March 10)

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