Alexandria Black History Museum Lecture Series: African American Heroines of the Civil War
Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe Street, Alexandria, Virginia
Historian of the African Diaspora, C.R. Gibbs, will lecture on the inspiring achievements of little-known African American women in one of the crucial periods of our nation's history. Gibbs will uncover a new cast of women whose actions, large and small, local and national, and set against the backdrop of the ongoing conflict, helped to mark them as firebrands of freedom.