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Emancipation’s Diaspora: Race and Reconstruction in the Upper Midwest

Event Details

July 30, 2015 6:30 PM — July 30, 2015 7:30 PM
Location: African American Museum
55 12th Ave. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Contact Name: Krystal Gladden
Email: kgladden@blackiowa.org
Phone: 319-862-2101
Website: http://www.blackiowa.org/exhibits/whats-new/

Event Description

What did emancipation mean for Black Iowans during and just after the Civil War? “Emancipation’s Diaspora: Race and Reconstruction in the Upper Midwest” will explore the effects of emancipation among African Americans–both the enslaved and free people–who lived in Iowa on the eve of the war, as well as the 2500 people who took advantage of the chaos of war and Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation to flee the south.  How were they received?  How did they contribute to the war and the end of slavery?  How did they fight for full citizenship rights?

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