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A Hard Road to Freedom with Historian C.R. Gibbs: MD Emancipation Anniversary Lecture

October 29, 2016

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Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
830 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202


Historian C.R. Gibbs presents "A Hard Road to Freedom: The Civil War, African Americans, and Emancipation.” Why did it take until November of 1864 for the state of Maryland to end slavery? Gibbs examines the key factors in this prolonged political struggle involving divisions among the state’s political parties, the plight of African American Marylanders prior to emancipation, and the heroic role black soldiers played in the Civil War.

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