Monday, April 04, 2011

Scholar Event coming April 14th


April 14, 2011, is the anniversary of the surrender at Fort Sumter; just two and a half months after Kansas became a state 150 years ago. As Americans move to celebrate the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, most Americans will not think of events in Kansas. Yet Kansas’ birthday coincides with the Civil War.

You are invited at 4 pm April 14, to the Grizzly Den, Andover Student Union, 5000 building to hear Dr. Brian Craig Miller present Kansas and the Civil War in American History and Memory. Miller’s presentation includes a critical re-examination on how the Civil War affected the state of Kansas and why the Kansas struggles has been largely ignored in American history.

Brian Craig Miller is a professor of history at Emporia State University. He has researched, published, and lectured extensively about the public memory of the Civil War, including his books, The American Memory: Americans and Their History to 1877 and John Bell Hood and the Fight for Civil War Memory.

This event is brought you by the Butler Libraries, PTK, the History Department, and the Kansas Humanities Council. For more information, contact Micaela Ayers, Library Director, 322-3235, mayers@butlercc.edu.

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