CPCC to bring “Civil War 150” to its Central Campus Nov. 5-25

last modified Nov 04, 2013 09:39 AM

WHAT: Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) invites the public to experience the U.S. Civil War through the eyes of major political figures, soldiers, families and freedmen when it hosts “Civil War 150,” a traveling exhibit organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with The Library of America.

Using this exhibit and the Civil War as inspiration, CPCC will host a variety of FREE events throughout November, including lectures, panel discussions and film screenings, honoring this tumultuous time in American history. Visitors will learn how people grappled with the end of slavery, the nature of democracy, the human toll of civil war and the role of a president in wartime.

November 5 – 25, 2013; 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (M-TH), 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (F), 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Sat.)
“Civil War 150”
Learning Resources Center (LRC), Second Floor Atrium
CPCC Central Campus, 1201 Elizabeth Ave.

November 5, 2013; 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
“Civil War 150” Opening Reception
Speakers: Dr. Zeiss, CPCC president; and Lloyd Dillon, CPCC faculty member
LRC, Second Floor Atrium

November 7, 2013; 1 – 2:30 p.m.
“Underground Railroad: The William Still Story,” a film event
Lecture by Michelle Lanier, director of the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission and curator of Multicultural Initiatives with North Carolina's State Historic Sites
LRC, Room 404

November 13, 2013; 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
“The Art of War: South Meets North,” a panel discussion moderated by Eileen Woodward, CPCC history instructor
LRC, Second Floor Atrium

November 21, 2013; 1 – 3 p.m.
“Rebel: Loreta Velazquez Secret Soldier of the American Civil War,” a film event
LRC, Room 404

CONTACT: Free parking is available in the Visitor Parking Lot, accessible from Pease Lane on CPCC's Central Campus. Please see the Central Campus Map for parking information. To learn more about “Civil War 150” and CPCC’s other event details, please visit http://www.cpcc.edu/library/civil-war-150.