Tuesday, September 4, 2018

A is for Amendment Presentation

A presentation titled “A is for Amendment” will be given by Historian and Professor Dr. Gary Hylander, PhD at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, September 11th at 6:30 p.m.

Join us as we discuss the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments commonly referred to as the Civil War Amendments. With the outbreak of the Civil War in April 1861, Lincoln’s armies marched into the Confederacy to crush secession and restore the Union. Over time however, the objectives of the War broadened to include emancipation and citizenship for all former slaves and the right to vote for black males only. Special attention will be given to the 14th Amendment as this year marks the 150th anniversary of its ratification.

Dr. Gary Hylander, PhD is currently an independent scholar who specializes as a presidential historian, a pedagogical specialist for the National Endowment for the Humanities and professor of history.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Public Library, is free and open to the public.

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