Program focus is enslaved in Civil War

Jan 25, 2023 at 07:00 am by Arthur-RB

Historian David Cecelski will discuss Civil War history with a focus on the experience of enslaved people at a program sponsored by the Washington County African-American Museum at 6 p.m., Saturday, January 28.

The free program will be held at Washington County Middle School in Roper.

Discussion at Saturday night’s program will begin with his most recent book, “The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves Civil War.”

Galloway was a brick mason in Wilmington prior to the Civil War when he escaped to Canada. He returned to North Carolina during the war and served for a time as a Union spy. His primary focus was establishing schools and voting rights for people of color...

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