"German Immigrant Abolitionists: Fighting for a Free Missouri" Reception at SLU

The Languages, Literature and Cultures Department, the Center for Global Citizenship and the Center for International Studies is hosting an exhibit and presentation entitled "German Immigrant Abolitionists: Fighting for a Free Missouri."

The exhibit curator, Dr. Sydney Norton, will give a talk describing the exhibit which explores: Who were the German abolitionists, and how did they contribute to the political landscape of pre-Civil War Missouri? Did German immigrants work closely with African-Americans in Missouri toward the common goal of ending slavery? How did the editors of and contributors to German-language newspapers in the St. Louis area change the course of the Civil War in Missouri, particularly in regards to recruiting German immigrant volunteer soldiers?

The event will take place on February 12 from 4:00-6:00 PM in the Center for Global Citizenship, Suite 124, and is open to the public. There is no sign-up necessary for the reception, though viewing the exhibit outside of the reception hours requires an appointment.

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