Civil War Roundtable: Southland College

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Civil War Roundtable: Southland College
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Delta Cultural Center
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Starting
Aug 31, 06:00PM
Ending
Aug 31, 07:00PM
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Location
Miller Annex 223 Cherry Street Helena, Arkansas 72342. Just a few doors down from the DCC Visitor Center located at 141 Cherry Street in Helena.
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Richard Spilman

Education Coordinator

During the Civil War, American Quakers started a school for African American children around Helena and Phillips County. This would eventually become Southland College. Dr. Cherise Jones-Branch, a Professor of History at Arkansas State University, will lead a round table discussion of how Southland College impacted the lives of African Americans well into the 20th century. In addition to her work with Arkansas State, Ms. Branch has recently published a book titled, "Crossing the Line: Women's Interracial Activism in South Carolina during and after World War II." For more information on this program, contact Education Coordinator Richard Spilman at [email protected] or call (870) 338-4350

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