Thursday, May 19, 2011

Civil War Sesquicentennial Begins Officially in NC

Tomorrow will mark the beginning of the Civil War Sesquicentennial in North Carolina, the anniversary of the state's secession from the Union in 1861. To get things started on a proper note, the NC Civil War 150 Committee is sponsoring the first of three symposiums to be held in the state over the next five years. Tomorrow's symposium focuses on Memory and will be held at the NC Museum of History in Raleigh. Click on the link for an excellent Washington Post article about the symposium and the commemoration.

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