with Dr. TAMMY L. BROWN
BOOK READING & DISCUSSION, 3rd FLOOR DISCOVERY ROOM
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2 p.m.
November 14, 2015 through February 13, 2016
On this day in 1862, the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln, stating that “if the rebels did not end the fighting and rejoin the Union by January 1, 1863, all slaves in the rebellious states would be free.” The Confederate Army did not concede and three months later, on the Emancipation Proclamation was issued.
Monday, September 21, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Today is the anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, where four little girls, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins, died in an attack orchestrated and carried out by members of the Ku Klux Klan. An attack, as described by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., that was "one of the most vicious and tragic crimes ever perpetuated against humanity." Over 50 years later and just months after the horrific church shootings in Charleston, we, as a nation, still have more work ahead of us.
LOCATION: ESCAPE GALLERY (2nd Floor)
Come and interact with a freedom hero from the past! Visitors will be able to watch a live re-enactor telling their story and ask them questions during this experience.
LOCATION: JOHN W. ANDERSON SLAVE PEN (2nd Floor)
Engage directly with stories and artifacts from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center collections. The talks will be led by museum scholars, historians, and educators. Gallery talks will start promptly.