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Virtual Tour with the National Constitution Center

Tuesday, February 21st at 2:00 p.m.

Register for this live virtual tour of the Slavery and Reconstruction exhibit at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A museum educator will lead us through their exhibit, Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality. Learn how constitutional clashes over slavery set the stage for the Civil War, and how the nation transformed the Constitution after the war during the Reconstruction period, taking a particularly close look at the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments.

Along the way, our guide will highlight the stories of people like Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, and other figures central to the conflict over slavery. We will also get an up-close look at special artifacts on display, including original copies of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, Dred Scott's signed petition for freedom, a fragment of the flag that Abraham Lincoln raised at Independence Hall, a commemorative copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, and more!

Please email the library at den_mail@clamsnet.org to receive the Zoom link.