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Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation


November 2019

The Long Road to Freedom Conference

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA 22801 United States + Google Map

The Long Road to Freedom: African-Americans in the Shenandoah Valley – The Centuries-Long Journey from Slavery through Civil War to Civil Rights In 2018, the Secretary of the Department of the Interior established the 400 Years of African-American History Commission to coordinate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in the English colonies in August 1619. Administered by the National Park Service, the commission’s purpose is “plan, develop, and carry out programs and activities throughout the…

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Crossroads of History Conference

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
George Washington Hotel, 103 E Piccadilly St
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Atlanta, the Valley, and the Crossroads of History: The Battles and Leaders That Influenced Lincoln’s Reelection in 1864 A Civil War Conference Presented by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation             In August 1864, the outcome of the Civil War hung in the balance, and Abraham Lincoln’s chances for reelection looked doubtful – until a series of pivotal battles around Atlanta and in the Shenandoah Valley helped propel Lincoln to victory. Led by historians Gary Ecelbarger…

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