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Troy University commemorates Civil War anniversary

TROY, AL (WSFA) -

This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War and the Library at Troy University is commemorating with a continuing Civil War series Monday.

"Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War" is a five-part reading and discussion series, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and local sponsors and developed by the American Library Association..

Dr. David Carlson, co-author of "Plain Folk in a Rich Man's War: Class Dissent in Confederate Georgia," and assistant professor of history at TROY, will lead discussions and moderate each session. 

The specific readings in the series will include selections from Frederick Douglas, Henry David Thoreau, Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Stephens, Robert Montague, Chapman Stuart, Elizabeth Brown Pryor, Mark Twain and Sarah Morgan.

The remaining discussion events are free to the public and will begin at 6:30p.m. in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor on March 5, April 2 and April 30th.

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