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Hinsonville’s Heroes: Agents of Emancipation and Civil Rights (virtual)

February 7, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dr. Cheryl Renée Gooch, author of Hinsonville’s Heroes: Black Civil War Soldiers of Chester County, Pennsylvania (The History Press), traces the stories of 18 residents of Hinsonville, a free black community in southeast Pennsylvania, who fought for the Union Army during the American Civil War. The former 19th century village of Hinsonville near Lincoln University attracted both free and determined to be free people who championed religious freedom, higher education, land ownership and equal rights. In this talk, our visiting author discusses the struggles these veterans and their families endured following the war; as well as the roles they played in shaping our shared history as Americans, before, during and after the war.

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February 7, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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