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    Lecture Freedmen's Cemetery Memorial

    Title:Lecture Freedmen's Cemetery Memorial
    Date & Time:Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Location:Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. (Map This)
    Event Details:"Preserving Alexandria's African American Heritage: The Development of Freedmen's Cemetery Memorial." An Alexandria Civil War Sesquicentennial Lecture, hosted by the Beatley Central Library and the Office of Historic Alexandria. Lecture by Francine Bromberg, Acting Director of Alexandria Archaeology, and Audrey Davis, Acting Director of Alexandria Black History Museum. The illustrated lecture will focus on the history and archaeology of the Cemetery, established in 1864 by the military governor of Alexandria. It serves as the resting place for African American refugees who fled to Alexandria from bondage in the war-torn areas south and west of the town.
    Contact Person:Margo Chisholm
    Contact Phone No.:703.746.1702
    Fees:Free
    Audience:Anyone may attend
    Tags:Lecture, Library


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