Historian to give Civil War presentation

FAYETTEVILLE — The North Carolina Civil War & Reconstruction History Center is sponsoring a presentation on June 19 by Hari Jones, one of the foremost authorities on the role of African-Americans in the Civil War.

Jones’ presentation is titled “How the Civil War Made America Great.” The presentation will be at 7 p.m. in the Rudolph Jones Student Center at Fayetteville State University, located at 1200 Murchison Road.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, comes on Juneteenth or Freedom Day, an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas. It has also come to commemorate more generally the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans throughout the former Confederacy.

The presentation focuses on the perspective that…

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