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

County Executive Ike Leggett will host the third Contemporary Conversations which will feature author Charles Lane who will discuss his book The Day Freedom Died: The Colfax Massacre, the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of Reconstruction. The event is scheduled for Sunday, May 7 at 6 p.m. at the Silver Spring Library located at 900 Wayne Avenue in Silver Spring.

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.

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