Emancipation, Reconstruction, and “Redemption”: Alabama, 1863-1877, Exhibit

Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019
Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location: Lobby W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library, Mary Harmon Bryant Hall

Categories: University Libraries

This exhibit at W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library focuses on the Reconstruction period in Alabama, particularly the repercussions of slave emancipation and Confederate defeat. The struggle of freed people of color to establish new lives and advocate for social justice is inextricably linked with the rancor of disenfranchised Southern whites and their resistance to the new status quo.

The exhibit offers a timeline of local and national events and provides other helpful political and social context. It also showcases archival sources from UA Libraries Special Collections, illustrating important historical events and realities of the era. Items range from handwritten documents such as letters, diary entries, and receipts to printed  pieces like as newspaper articles, reports, and ephemera. 

The exhibit is open during the library’s regular hours of operation: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m. and Tuesday/Thursday 9:00 a.m.-7:45 p.m. (when classes are in session).

It runs through April 15, 2020.

 

Contact Info: Kate Matheny, kgmatheny@ua.edu, 205-348-0506

Other Dates For This Event:
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Friday, November 15, 2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Monday, November 18, 2019
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Friday, November 22, 2019
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Monday, November 25, 2019
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
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