North Carolina Literary and Historical Association
"Lay My Burden Down: Freedom and Legacies of the Civil War" conference in Winston-Salem will examine many topics, including the political views of slaves, the roles of women and free people of color, a prisoner of war exchange, and the position of churches on slavery and freedom. This conference, administered by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, is part of the 150th anniversary year of the Emancipation Proclamation and the N.C. Civil War Sesquicentennial observance.
Keynote Address: Freedom," Dr. Ira Berlin, University of Maryland historian and author of "Slaves Without Masters: the Free Negro in the Antebellum South" and "Many Thousands Gone".
For registration information, please visit http://www.nccivilwarr150.com/events/wsbrochure.pdf.