Where the Past Is Present and the Arts Are Alive

Evening with an Expert: And Freedom Marches On

Date: April 9, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Catherine W. Jones McKann Center, Mansard Gallery
Series: Evening with an Expert

About Evening with an Expert

FAMCC's Evening with an Expert lecture series brings in local and regional scholars to present lectures on topics related to the Museum's permanent or temporary exhibitions. Lectures are held in the Mansard Gallery at 1001 Princess Anne Street. Doors open at 6:30pm with the lecture commencing at 7:00pm. This program is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required. Please RSVP to Tramia Jackson at tjackson@famcc.org or call 540.371.3037 x400. Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

About And Freedom Marches On

This spring Evening with an Expert series will feature local members of the Fredericksburg community, as they discuss topics which explore the importance and legacy of the Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.

Beginning on April 9, Dr. Mary Beth Mathews, Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Mary Washington, will discuss the impact of the Emancipation Proclamation on newly freed slaves in Virginia and the role African American churches played in strengthening black communities from the Post Civil War period to the Jim Crow era.  Following Dr. Mathews, former mayor of Fredericksburg and Rev. Emeritus of Shiloh Baptist Church Old Site, Lawrence Davies will discuss the 1963 March in Fredericksburg and how local churches, both black and white, responded to racial tensions in Fredericksburg during the Civil Rights era.

Evening with an Expert is sponsored by BB&T and is free and open to the public.   Lectures will be held in the Museum’s Mansard Gallery beginning at 7:00 pm at 1001 Princess Anne Street.  Doors will open at 6:30 pm and limited seating is available. A member’s only reception will follow in the galleries.