February 17, 2022 at 7 p.m.
“Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, but it was Grant who actually freed the slaves.” Ulysses S. Grant is known for his being an exemplary military tactician and the general who won the Civil War for the Union. President Grant signed into law The Civil Rights Act of 1875, signed into law by, sought to guarantee blacks “full and equal enjoyment of the accommodations, advantages, facilities and privileges” of such public venues as inns, hotels, theaters, and any form of public transportation.
Held at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, this lecture by Christy S. Coleman, Excutive Director of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation of Virginia, will examine President Grant’s role in freeing the slaves, his battling the Ku Klux Klan, and how he was influenced by his upbringing in the abolitionist hotbed of Brown County, Ohio.
Tickets are required. To register, go to https://freedomcenter.org/voice/event/grant-the-civil-rights-general-president/ . Admission is free but donations would be appreciated. For more information, call 877.372.8177 or 937.378.3087 or visit www.freedomcenter.org or usgrantboyhoodhome.org.