The history program at Youngstown State University is proud to present the 2022 Robert W. Reeder I Distinguished Lecture in Nineteenth Century History:
"Remembering Gettysburg: Joseph Winters, Songs and Civil War Memory"
Dr. Hilary N. Green
March 24, 2022 5:30 pm ET
This is a free, virtual event. Register here
Focusing on a Black songwriter, this lecture explores how Joseph Winters contributed to African American memory of the American Civil War and the Gettysburg campaign through songwriting. By documenting the African American experience during the Gettysburg campaign, Green will show how Winters continued to draw on this local memory for securing Black men's votes in the 1876, 1880 and 1912 Presidential campaigns.
Hilary N. Green is an Associate Professor in the Department of Gender and Race Studies at The University of Alabama. She earned her MA in History from Tufts University and her PhD in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Educational Reconstruction: African American Schools in the Urban South, 1865-1890 (Fordham University Press, 2016) as well as articles, book chapters and other scholarly publications. In addition to several short publications, she is currently at work on a second book manuscript examining how everyday African Americans remembered and commemorated the Civil War. She is also at work on a NPS-OAH Historic Resource Study of African American schools in the South, 1865-1900, and co-editing a volume exploring the Civil War Era and the Summer of 2020 with Andrew L. Slap.
This event is sponsored by the Reeder Endowment and the Youngstown State University Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
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Dr. Amy Laurel Fluker
Robert W. Reeder I Asst Prof of History
Youngstown State University