The Daniel Island Branch of the Berkeley County Library is hosting a new reading and discussion series titled Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War. We cordially invite you to attend.
The series is designed to offer participants an opportunity to learn about the legacy of the Civil War and emancipation through historical and contemporary literature and discussing these works in scholar-led discussions at the library.
The series, developed by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities, is made available through a grant from the SC Humanities Council.
The first program was held Tuesday, October 9 at 6:30 pm in the Daniel Island Library Community Meeting Room.
Please stop by the library to pick up reading and program materials.
essay by Edward L. Ayers President, University of Richmond
All program sessions are held in the Daniel Island Library.
The final Session in the series
war and Freedom
READINGS: America's War anthology
Tuesday, February 5
Selections from the anthology America's War
Abraham Lincoln, address on colonization 
John M. Washington, "Memorys [sic] of the Past" 
Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation Proclamation 
Frederick Douglass, "Men of Color, To Arms!" [March 1863]
Abraham Lincoln, letters to James C. Conkling  and Albert G. Hodges 
Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address 
James S. Brisbin, report on U.S. Colored Cavalry in Virginia [Oct. 2, 1864]
Colored Citizens of Nashville, Tennessee, "Petition to the Union Convention of
Tennessee Assembled in the Capitol at Nashville" [January 9, 1865]
Margaret Walker, excerpt from Jubilee 
Leon Litwack, excerpt from Been in the Storm So Long 
Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address, 1865
The series focuses on three books: March by Geraldine Brooks, Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam by James McPherson, and America's War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on Their 150th Anniversaries, edited by Edward L. Ayers.
This program series made possible by a grant from the SC Humanities Council.