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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Makers of History at Mount Airy Museum

Makers of History - African-Americans in the Civil War

Sunday, February 28, 3 p.m., Mount Airy Museum of Regional History Annex, Oak Street, Mount Airy, North Carolina.

Join your museum as we learn about "Makers of History" African-Americans in the Civil War presented by Historian Tom Perry. This presentation, based on a chapter in Perry's newly revised book Notes From The Free State Of Patrick, comes from twenty years of researching the American Civil War and the role many African-Americans played in the history surrounding the conflict that brought freedom to an entire race. This program will cover many aspects of several people beginning with Frederick Douglas, the slave who acquired his freedom and became the first in a long line of African-American leaders. Included in this discussion are the slaves at Laurel Hill Farm, the birthplace of Confederate General JEB Stuart, Booker T. Washington, and Kittie Reynolds of the Reynolds Homestead. Perry also discusses John Hope Franklin and Martin Luther King, Jr.

This program is free to the public however donations are always graciously accepted.

Perry is not accepting a fee and donating proceeds from the sale of his book to the museum.

Mount Airy Museum of Regional History www.northcaroinamuseum.org

Visit Perry’s website at www.freestateofpatrick.com

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