Make Way for Freedom: Wisconsin African Americans in the Civil War - Virtual

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Wednesday November 18

6:30 PM  –  7:30 PM

This program will be offered via Zoom, requires pre-registration. 

Zoom link will be sent prior to the event. 

Join the Civil War Museum for a conversation with author Jeff Kannel as we discuss his new book, Make Way for Liberty. This important new work published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press shares the stories of hundreds of African American soldiers and regimental employees who represented Wisconsin in the Civil War. 

The lives of these individuals before and after the war in rural communities, small towns and cities form an enlightening story of acceptance and respect for their service but rejection and discrimination because of their race. Make Way for Liberty brings clarity to the questions of how many African Americans represented Wisconsin during the conflict, who among them live in the state and their impact on their communities.