Live, Virtual Lecture via Zoom – In recognition of Juneteenth, the celebration of emancipation at the end of the Civil War for communities of freedpeople in Texas, the Filson will hold a Q&A session with Scholar in Residence Patrick Lewis at noon EDT. Join us for an audience-directed discussion of the unique story of freedom in Kentucky and how it fits in to national commemoration and memory of the collapse of the slave system across the United States. Lewis is a published author and speaker on the history of enslavement and freedom in Kentucky during the era of the Civil War. He brings fifteen years of experience in public history interpreting issues of race in classrooms, programs, exhibits, and publications at the National Park Service, the University of Kentucky, the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Filson.
Register online here: https://filson.simpletix.com/e/53931