Dr. Stephen Goldman will speak on the topic of “Warriors in Peace: White and Black Union Veterans and the Fight for Equality in Post-Civil War America” presented by the Shepherd University President’s Lecture Series on March 22 (Tue) at 6:30 pm in the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education Auditorium (213 N King St, on the Shepherd University Campus).
Dr. Goldman’s lecture will discuss how white and black Northern veterans sustained their dedication to the causes for which they had battled and bled, and continued the struggle for freedom and opportunity for every American in the decades after the Civil War. In the same vein, Goldman will also discuss how veterans created the model of social activism based on military service that American citizen soldiers, sailors and marines have emulated in modern times, as well as the enduring power of veterans’ warrior identity.
Admission is free, advance registration required. The lecture will also be available on Zoom. More information at Shepherd.edu/president (President’s Lecture Series).By Staff Contributor