Troy University to host lecture on the Emancipation Proclamation at the Dothan Campus

Posted: Wednesday, 09 April 2014

DOTHAN - Troy University will host a lecture at the Dothan Campus exploring the effects of the Emancipation Proclamation on Alabama by history professor Dr. Bertis English on Tuesday, April 15.

The lecture, entitled "Southern Honor in Black and White Alabama during the Emancipation and Early Reconstruction Years," looks at how the Emancipation Proclamation affected the "cradle of the Confederacy," from its issuance through Alabama's second post-Civil War constitutional convention in 1867.

Dr. English is a professor of history at Alabama State University.

The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. inside the Sony Hall Auditorium inside Everett Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

The event is the last in a series of lectures, film screenings and other events hosted by the Dothan Campus library and sponsored by the "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle" grant program.

"Created Equal" is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities that uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion of America's civil rights history. NEH has partnered with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to develop programmatic and support materials for use at local libraries and other venues. The Dothan Campus library is one of about 470 institutions across the country awarded a grant as part of the program.

For more information, contact Dothan Campus Library Director Chris Shaffer at (334) 983-6556, ext. 1320, or shafferc@troy.edu.