Press contact: Audrey Fischer (202) 707-0022

November 5, 2002


Civil War Symposium to be Held at Library of Congress Nov. 12-14

The Library of Congress will sponsor a symposium titled "The Civil War and American Memory" on November 12-14. Due to the overwhelming response to this free, public event, the symposium is filled. Press wishing to attend should contact Audrey Fischer in the Library's Public Affairs Office at (202) 707-0022 to arrange for reserved seating.

Tues., Nov. 12
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Opening Remarks and Keynote Address
Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building
Opening Remarks by W. Ralph Eubanks, Director of Publishing Keynote address by Gary W. Gallagher, John L. Nau III Professor of the History of the American Civil War, University of Virginia
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Reception and dinner for panelists/participants and invited guests, Northeast and Southeast pavilions, Thomas Jefferson Building. Press wishing to attend this dinner must call Audrey Fischer by Nov. 8.
8 p.m. - 9 p.m.Address by David Brion Davis, director, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
Wed., Nov. 13 and Thurs., Nov. 14
8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Panel Discussions
Montpelier Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building
Thurs., Nov. 14
5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Concluding Address
Montpelier Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building Paul Finkelman, Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Tulsa College of Law
5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.Concluding Program
The Civil War in the Library of Congress Montpelier Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building Curators discuss selected material from the Library's Civil War collections.
Wed., Nov. 13
8 p.m.
The Federal City Brass Band
Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building
Wed., Nov. 13, 7 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 14, 7:15 p.m.
Civil War-related films
Pickford Theater, third floor, James Madison Building
Thurs., Nov. 14
6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Actors Edward Gero, Nancy Robinette and Craig Wallace will read from Civil War letters, diaries, newspapers and other resources in the Library's collections.
Montpelier Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building

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PR 02-163
ISSN 0731-3527

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