From Emancipation To Equality: The Unfinished Business Of Civil War And Civil Rights

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6:30 PM - Reception
7:00 PM - Panel Discussion

Join us as we mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington with a public program exploring our nation's racial progress and the work that remains to be done. How can we better understand the North's role in slavery, the Civil War, and the civil rights movement? How can we overcome enduring obstacles to racial healing and equity, and address critical social issues today?

Feature presentation by the Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery with a panel of local experts and community members and a wide-ranging audience discussion.

Sponsored by: Mass Humanities, the Tracing Center, Worcester Public Library, Worcester Historical Museum, John H. Chaffee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission