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We mark the firing upon Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, as the the beginning of the Civil War. On April 14, the anniversary of the surrender of the fort, 150 years ago, the Butler Libraries bring scholar Brian Craig Miller to campus to present:
Kansas and the Civil War in American History and Memory
As we move to celebrate the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, most Americans will not think of the events in Kansas…unless, of course, you’re IN Kansas. Yet Kansas’ birthday coincides with the Civil War. Join us for a critical re-examination on how the Civil War affected the state of Kansas and why the Kansas struggles have been largely ignored in American history. Presented by Brian Craig Miller.
Dr. Miller teaches history at Emporia State University. His appearance is courtesy of the Kansas Humanities Council Speakers Bureau.
More details to follow!