Freedom Rising Exhibit Opening and Dr. Lois Brown on Harriet Tubman and Women of the Civil War

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Freedom Rising Exhibit Celebration

Dr. Lois Brown on Women and the Civil War: Charlotte Forten, Susie King Taylor and
Harriet Tubman

A Lowell Lecture Series Presentation

Free and open to the public

The Civil War was shaped by countless heroes and heroines. Among these were stalwart, visionary, and courageous African American women, including Harriet Tubman, Charlotte Forten, and Susie King Taylor.  This program includes a special tribute to General Harriet Tubman.

Dr. Lois Brown is Class of 1958 Distinguished Professor of African American Studies Program and Department of English at Wesleyan University.  Her research and scholarship focus on African American and New England literary history and culture.  Dr. Brown is one of the curators of our Freedom Rising exhibit.

Freedom Rising Exhibit and Reception

Immediately following the lecture

Freedom Rising commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the first black troops from the north in the Civil War.  Come see two newly acquired sculptures just added to our collection and other rare items.