UC²: University Community Conversation

1863: The Civil War’s Pivotal Year

An image of Francis Carpenter's painting, First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation of President Lincoln (1864)Wednesday, September 18, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Neff Hall, Room 101

On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued his famed Emancipation Proclamation, which put the Civil War and American slavery on a path towards their end.  It also marked one of many significant developments to take place in 1863, including Union victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg and Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.  Join UC² as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of this pivotal year and discuss its importance for Lincoln, the Civil War, and the development of the American nation.

Moderator:
Jeffrey Malanson, Assistant Professor of History, IPFW

Panelists:
Sara Gabbard, Executive Director of the Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana
Jane Gastineau, Lincoln Librarian, Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library

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