Lest We Forget: A Conference on Enslavement and Emancipation

lest we forgetExperience a one-of-a kind African American history lesson in February as Prince William commemorates the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s infamous passage of the Emancipation Proclamation.

“Lest We Forget: A Conference on Enslavement and Emancipation” will take place February 21-23 at Hylton Memorial Chapel. The free conference, hosted by Prince William’s Historic Preservation Division, will explore the cultural and historical legacies of the antebellum period through dramatic plays, keynote addresses, forums and roundtable discussions.

The conference will conclude with two, day-long bus tours to significant African American sites in Prince William and Washington D.C. There is a small fee associated with these tours.

“Lest We Forget: A Conference on the Emancipation Proclamation” will be the first in an annual series of conferences focusing on African American history.

Engaging a wide range of local, statewide, and national partners and organizations, this conference will include
* discussion forums and dialogue panels,
* keynote addresses,
* paper sessions, and
* guided visits to Prince William County’s historic sites and related sites of interest in Washington, D.C.

This insightful conference is free with attendees responsible for food and lodging. To register, please fill out the form below. Click here to download a complete conference schedule.

To register for the conference, visit manassasbullrun.com. Don’t miss out on your chance to make America’s story yours!

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