Award-winning Historian Speaks for Black History Month

Jacqueline Jones, an award-winning historian, will present “Be Careful What you Secede for: The Unanticipated Consequences of the Civil War in Savannah,” on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. in Weber State University’s Lindquist Alumni Center. 

Jones will examine how the secessionists’ goals backfired during the Civil War. Despite their efforts to maintain their way of life, the turmoil caused by the war allowed blacks in Savannah to become more independent. 

This presentation is free to the public and is sponsored by WSU’s College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, WSU Alumni Association, WSU’s Department of History, WSU’s Center for Diversity and Unity, and the Organization of American Historians.

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John Sillito, History Professor Emeritus 

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