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.
Original Poem for the Occasion - Dr. Maya Angelou, Wake Forest University professor of American studies, poet, author, and civil rights leader
Keynote Address: Freedom," "Women Refugees in the Civil War" Dr. Thavolia Glymph, Duke University historian and author of "Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household".
For registration information, please visit http://www.nccivilwarr150.com/events/wsbrochure.pdf.