Civil War


⭐ Historical Perspectives on Slavery in Maryland and Washington DC (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

James H. Johnston from Montgomery History discusses how slavery in the Washington D.C. area evolved differently from other areas, due to the crops being grown, and the diverse nature of Washington. Slavery in the Washington area was different. It began the same – in the late 1600s – but it […]


Historically Speaking: Four Hundred Souls – A Conversation With Ibram Kendi and Keisha N. Blain (Smithsonian African American History and Culture Museum) – VIRTUAL

  Renowned scholars Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, and Keisha N. Blain, author of Set the World on Fire have assembled 90 extraordinary writers to document the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present. Entitled Four Hundred Souls, each contributor writes about a five-year period of 400 years of […]


I Ain’t Marching Anymore: Dissenters, Deserters, and Objectors to America’s Wars (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. Join journalist Chris Lombardi as she discusses her book, I AIN’T MARCHING ANYMORE with Jonathan W. Hutto, Sr. on P&P Live! A sweeping history of the passionate men and women in uniform who have bravely and courageously […]


Meet William G. Thomas III, Author of ‘A Question of Freedom’ (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Historian William G. Thomas III discusses his new book “A Question of Freedom: The Families Who Challenged Slavery from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War.” William G. Thomas III is the John and Catherine Angle Chair in the Humanities and Professor of History at the University of Nebraska. He […]


Meet with Author of ‘The Better Angels: Five Women Who Changed Civil War America’ (MCPL) – VIRTUAL or PHONE

Historian Robert C. Plumb will discuss his new book “The Better Angels: Five Women Who Changed Civil War America” released in March 2020. In this collective biography, author Robert C. Plumb traces these five remarkable women’s (Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Clara Barton, Julia Ward Howe, and Sarah Josepha Hale) […]


Performance: Passage to Freedom (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Janice Curtis Greene will perform the stories of those who attempted to escape the horrors of slavery, and what those who succeeded did with their hard-won freedom. Did you know that women actually sewed information about the Underground Railroad into the quilts they made? Or that there was a school […]


Edward Ball Discusses His Book ‘Life of A KlansMan’ with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

About this Event Life of a Klansman tells the story of a warrior in the Ku Klux Klan, a carpenter in Louisiana who took up the cause of fanatical racism during the years after the Civil War. Edward Ball, a descendant of the Klansman, paints a portrait of his family’s anti-black […]