ARLINGTON, Texas (March 6, 2014) A series of programs to complement an anniversary Civil War exhibit hosted by Tarrant County College Southeast Campus begins Monday, March 17, at 1 p.m. All exhibits and programs will be held in the Judith J. Carrier Library at the campus, located at 2100 Southeast Pkwy. in Arlington.
Created to commemorate the Civil War Sesquicentennial, “Civil War 150” traces the major events during the Civil War through the eyes of leaders and ordinary Americans from 1860 to 1865. Drawing upon letters, personal accounts and images, Civil War 150 invites Americans to understand how soldiers, presidents, freedmen and families grappled with the end of slavery. It also focuses on the nature of democracy and citizenship, the human toll of civil war and the role of a president during wartime. The exhibit continues through March 24.
At Southeast Campus, Greg Kosc, associate history professor, and Bradley Borougerdi, history instructor, will present the first program on “Identities in Flux?: Former Masters and Union Soldiers.” A reception will be held after the premier program.
Other programs include:
- March 18 at 1 p.m. – Eric Salas, history instructor – “Abraham Lincoln’s Intellectual Evolution Regarding Slavery During His Presidency”
- March 18 at 4:30 p.m. – John R. Lundberg, associate history professor –
- “The Year of Jubilee: The Reaction of African Americans to Freedom”
- March 19 at 2:30 p.m. – Kallie Kosc, adjunct history instructor – “Divided Nations: Native Americans and the Civil War” and
- March 20 at 11:30 a.m. – Stephen E. Maizlish, UTA associate history professor – “Learning to Say the ‘S’ Word: The Coming of the Civil War and the Causes of Confederate Defeat.”
The Judith J. Carrier Library is one of only 50 sites that will receive this exhibition nationally. 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 Lived It, has been made possible in part through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.
Additionally, the Southeast Campus will host a second exhibit from March 17 to April 19 that features the letters of a family of physicians during the Civil War. Entitled “The Henkel Physicians: A Family’s Life in Letters,” the exhibit was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.