Civil War Symposium IV will be held April 28th and 29th, 2023 at the Kroc Center in Quincy. Speakers will include keynoter Dr. Edna Greene Medford, Professor Emerita of History at Howard University in Washington, DC. Dr. Medford is widely recognized in Civil War circles as an expert in both Lincoln Studies and 19th century African-American Experience.
Also appearing for the first time will be Tennessean Cody Engdahl, who will present a musical program entitled “Civil War History Through Fiddle Tunes.”
Returning speakers will be Dr. Sam Wheeler, Dr. Curt Fields, and Dr. Tim Roberts. Friday event times are 6:30pm-9:30pm and Saturday 7:30am-12:30pm.
Free event open to the public, but attendees must have reservations. call 217-222-1835
7:00 pm Edna Greene Medford
“Dog Whistles, Red Meat and Political Discourse in the Age of Lincoln”
8:00 pm Cody Engdahl
“A Brief History of the Civil War through Fiddle Tunes”
8:00 am Early Bird Session by Four Local Historians
“Vignettes of Quincy Civil War Citizens”
9:15 am Dr. Curt Fields
“Ulysses and Julia Grant”
10:30 am Dr. Sam Wheeler
“Abraham Lincoln and the 1847 Matson Slave Case”
11:40 am Dr. and Mrs. Tim Roberts
“The Civil War Letters of William and Jane Standard”
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