City History, City Heroes: African American Heroines of the Civil War

Cleveland Park Library

City History, City Heroes: African American Heroines of the Civil War

Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 7 p.m.

This summer at DC Public Library Summer Reading we're exploring heroes and heroism. Join us to hear about lesser-known stories of heroism from D.C.'s history with local author C.R. Gibbs. This talk will highlight African-American heroines of the Civil War. 

Before you come, read up on the Civil War, especially Ronald Coddington's African American Faces of the Civil Wara book of photographs. 

Mr. Gibbs will also speak on the District's Black Doughboys at Benning and Southeast Neighborhood Libraries; on the Underground Railroad in D.C. at Chevy ChasePetworthDeanwood and Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Libraries; on the Battle to Smash Jim Crown in D.C. at Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library; on the First Regiment at Palisades Neighborhood Library; and on local hero Carter G. Woodson at Capitol View Neighborhood Library. 

Learn more about joining DC Public Library for Summer Reading and visit our calendar to find Summer Reading events for the whole family!