History Conversations Film Series continues this weekend
Gettysburg College professor to be featured speaker
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Gettysburg, Pa. (June 10, 2014)— The Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum’s History Conversations Film Series continues this Sunday, June 15, with “Slavery by Another Name,” featuring Dr. Scott Hancock, associate professor, history and Africana studies at Gettysburg College. The lecture and discussion begin at 2 p.m. in the Valentine Hall Auditorium, next door to the museum building along Seminary Ridge.
Suggested donation is $5 for individuals; tickets are available in advance at www.seminaryridgemuseum.org. The film series is presented by the museum and witf Public Media, the region’s PBS affiliate. The Adams County Historical Society is a participating partner.
Attendees will hear about the Emancipation Proclamation and the misconception that that Proclamation ended slavery—it did not. Clips from the PBS Film “Slavery by Another Name” will be shown.
The History Conversations Film Series features historic and contemporary topics such as slavery, human trafficking and civil rights—all topics that are spurred to reflection in the museum through its “Voices of Duty and Devotion” main exhibit. Film Series attendees will view clips from featured films and will then have the opportunity to listen and discuss the topic with a featured humanities scholar.
This installment of the film series is made possible because of generous support from Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, which is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum
The new Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum opened July 1, 2013, 150 years to the day after the Battle of Gettysburg began. The museum’s permanent exhibit—“Voices of Duty and Devotion” focuses on three main areas—none of which are the focus of any other museum in Gettysburg: the pivotal first day of the Battle of Gettysburg on Seminary Ridge; the care of the wounded; and the larger issues of faith and freedom. A one-mile outdoor trail complements a museum visit with wayside markers, and special exhibits, programs and events will be offered throughout the year. The project is a joint venture of the Adams County Historical Society, the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg and the Seminary Ridge Historic Preservation Foundation. For more information and to reserve tickets, including reservations for the Exclusive-Access Cupola Tour, visit www.seminaryridgemuseum.org
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