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

Date: Friday, December 06, 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:
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Monday, December 16, 2019
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Friday, December 20, 2019
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Sunday, December 22, 2019
Monday, December 23, 2019
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Thursday, December 26, 2019
Friday, December 27, 2019
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