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Special Event: National Park Service Campfire Talk Series – Abraham Lincoln and the Black Community During the Crucible of the Civil War
September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Abraham Lincoln and the Black Community During the Crucible of the Civil War
Prior to the American Civil War, African Americans were almost entirely excluded from the White House, other than as servants or enslaved. However, during the war, the racial color line was broken down as African Americans claimed the First Amendment right to petition the government. For the first time in the history of the United States, they saw the president as their president and the White House as their people’s house. Between 1862 and 1865 Lincoln welcomed hundreds of African Americans into his White House office and at public receptions. Join Dr. Jonathan White as we explore the remarkable story of the relationship that developed between Abraham Lincoln and the Black community during the crucible of the Civil War.
Colonies RV & Travel Park – Shelter #3
501 Fenwick Road
Fort Monroe, VA 23651