The DuSable Museum of African American History

The Colored Soldier and the Civil War, What Were They Fighting For?

The Colored Soldier and the Civil War, What Were They Fighting For?

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The Colored Soldier and the Civil War, What Were They Fighting For? is a debate series led by talented youth from Chicago, Springfield, and Cairo, Illinois presenting their unique take on historic issues from the Civil War and Emancipation Proclamation era. Using historical texts to examine various arguments, students will move audiences to consider points that challenge the history that has been traditionally presented concerning the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation.

Debate Series Schedule:

July 13 – 2:00PM-4:00PM – The DuSable Museum – Ames Auditorium
July 19 – 2:00PM-4:00PM – Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum (Springfield, IL)
July 20 – 2:00PM-4:00PM – Cairo Public Library (Cairo, IL)

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For more information, call 773-947-0600 ext. 223.

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