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“Balancing Survival & Freedom: The Experiences of Winchester’s African Americans during the Civil War Era”
January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
“Balancing Survival & Freedom: The Experiences of Winchester’s African Americans during the Civil War Era” is from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. and is a walking tour of Winchester. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. frequently reflected on the past and specifically the Emancipation Proclamation. Join Jonathan Noyalas, director of Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute, for a specially designed walking tour which will focus on the experiences of African Americans in the era of emancipation in Winchester. The tour, making use of various sites in Winchester’s historic district, will highlight the roles Winchester’s African Americans, both enslaved and free blacks, played in making emancipation a reality and how those efforts inspired hope, not only in the 1860s, but a century later. Tour will gather in front of Shenandoah University’s Feltner building on the downtown walking mall. Contact Jonathan Noyalas at email@example.com for more information. Registration required.