May 4, 2017
Author Charles Lane Speaks on Civil War Reconstruction in Louisiana at Libraries Conversation Hosted by County Executive Ike Leggett this Sunday Evening
The Day Freedom Died: The Colfax Massacre, the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of Reconstruction tells story of the Post-Civil War event in Colfax, Louisiana, where African Americans and whites mingled uneasily. On April 13, 1873, a small army of white ex–Confederate soldiers, enraged after attempts by freedmen to assert their new rights, killed more than sixty African Americans who had occupied a courthouse.
Registration is required for this free event. Visit website to sign up.
This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Silver Spring Chapter. This Contemporary Conversations is hosted by the County Executive Ike Leggett.