The Horace W. Sturgis Library at will host the last of a five-part reading and discussion series on the Civil War tonight at 7.
The university received a $3,000 grant from the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities to host "Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War." The library is one of 65 public libraries nationwide receiving grants to host the series, which encourages participants to consider the legacy of the Civil War and emancipation.
Local support for the series is provided by the Cobb County Library System, the the Civil War Center at KSU and the Center for African & African Diaspora Studies at KSU.
Brian Wills will lead a discussion of the anthology, America's War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on Their 150th Anniversaries. Wills is the director of the Civil War Center and a professor of history at Kennesaw State. He is the author of numerous works relating to the American Civil War, including a biography of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, currently in reprint.
Tonight's event will take place in the Athenaeum Gallery, located on the second floor of the Sturgis Library at Kennesaw State (1000 Chastain Rd., Kennesaw). A limited number of the three program books will be available at no charge to participants:
- Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam.
- America’s War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on Their 150th Anniversaries.
A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. preceding the lecture.