Friday, January 28, 2011

Black History Month Display

“Free at Last! Emancipation and Reconstruction in Tennessee,” a 2-panel traveling exhibit that emphasizes the significance of emancipation as a result of the Civil War, will be on view in the lobby of the James E. Walker Library at MTSU for the month of February 2011.

The exhibit provides an introduction to the joys and challenges shared by African Americans in Tennessee during the aftermath of slavery. The Reconstruction years were crucial to the development of African American communities throughout the state, and "Free at Last" highlights some of these communities.

In addition, books featuring African American authors will be on display and available for checkout.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Walker Library at MTSU and the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area.

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