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  • September UC² Event Commemorates the Emancipation Proclamation
For Immediate Release
September 17, 2013

September UC² Event Commemorates the Emancipation Proclamation

Key Info

  • UC2 is honoring the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation
  • Panel discussion will address the Emancipation Proclamation and other important events of 1863.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in Neff Hall, Room 101

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.

Moderator:

  • Jeffery Malanson, assistant professor of history, IPFW

Panelists for this discussion include:

  • 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

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, wilknn01@ipfw.edu.

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