Brown Bag Series: "Reconstructing America's Reconstruction Era," Michael Allen and Ciera Gordan, National Park Service, Avery Research Center, April 20th, 12-1:15 pm - College of Charleston Libraries

April 19, 2016

TOMORROW! Brown Bag Series: “Reconstructing America’s Reconstruction Era,” Michael Allen, National Park Service, and Ciera Gordan, National Park Service Intern and Graduate Student in the College of Charleston‑Citadel History MA Program, Avery Research Center, April 20th, 12-1:15 pm

In this presentation, Michael Allen and Ciera Gordon will share their experiences working on the National Park Service Reconstruction Era Theme Study. In 2015, the National Park Service commissioned this project to look at historical sites that played important roles in the period of emancipation and Reconstruction after the U.S. Civil War. The Reconstruction period in America continues to be an area of history that is minimized, overlooked, or misrepresented. Sites identified and approved through this theme study will become National Historic Landmarks that promote awareness and knowledge about this period. Both Allen and Gordon hold various positions in this theme study, and will talk about the progression of project, as well as its outreach, publications, and research.

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