FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The College of Arts and Sciences’ University Community Conversation (UC2) series September event at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation with a panel discussion, “1863: The Civil War’s Pivotal Year.”
On Jan. 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.
Panelists for this discussion include:
The theme of the 2013 UC² lecture series is “The Nation.” Each presentation explores a different aspect of the many interpretations of the Nation, looking at themes such as immigration, education, and history. All lectures are free and open to the public. Join the conversation on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in Neff Hall, Room 101.
For more information contact Nicole Wilkins, chief communications officer, 260-481-4174, firstname.lastname@example.org.