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Elliott lectures on Gettysburg

030613Feature_GettysburgThis summer marks the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Gettysburg, a pivotal point in America’s Civil War.

Dr. Mark Elliott (History) will give the talk “The Battle of Gettysburg: The 150th Anniversary” tonight (Wednesday, March 6) at 6 p.m. in the Bryan Building, Room 160.

The event, free and open to the public, is hosted by the UNCG Historical Society, which plans a summer study trip to Gettysburg.

Elliott’s research focuses on the Civil War and the Reconstruction era; abolitionism, civil rights and human rights; and public history and historical memory.

His two recent books focused on 19th-century civil rights champion (and Greensboro resident) Albion Tourgee, who argued for “color-blind justice” as a lawyer in the Plessy v. Ferguson case.

Visual: Alexander Gardner, 1863, Trostle House after battle. Gettysburg National Military Park, via NPS web page.