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CCC Marking 150th Anniversary of Civil War with Lecture, Event Series


Camden County College will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the

War Between the States with the multi-part lecture and activity series “American

Civil War: A History of Ordinary People In Extraordinary Times.” Funded by a grant

from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, the series will be offered free to

members of the College and local communities by CCC’s Center for Civic Leadership

and Responsibility.


Scheduled are:


Sept. 14: From 2 to 9 p.m., an exhibit of artifacts from the Lest We Forget

Museum of Slavery will be displayed. At 6 p.m., CCC faculty member Mariarosa

Milorey’s dance troupe will perform slave dances from the Civil War era to enhance

understanding of slave life. At 7 p.m., Wayne Glasker of Rutgers University–Camden

will present “American Slavery: How Bad Was It?”


Sept. 21: At 6 p.m., actors from the College’s Theatre Department will portray

Civil War-era characters in a short play of monologues. At 7 p.m., Douglas Ambrose

of Hamilton College will present “We are Two Peoples: Southern Cultural Nationalism

and the Coming of the War.”


Oct 5: At 2 p.m., a display of Civil War artifacts will open. At 7 p.m., licensed

battlefield guide Jim Martin will present “The Common Soldier in the Gettysburg



Oct 12: At 6:30 p.m., performers from the CCC Music Department will provide

accompaniment to scenes from Civil War-themed films. At 7:30 p.m., Jonathan

Zimmerman of New York University will present “History! Whose History? Written by

Whom? The Struggle Over the Civil War in American School Textbooks.”


Oct. 22: From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a Civil War encampment will be set up on campus.


Oct. 26: At 7 p.m., Michael Burlingame of the University of Illinois–Springfield

will present “President Abraham Lincoln’s Relationship with the Troops.”


Nov. 2: At 7 p.m., Chandra Manning of Georgetown University will present “What

Difference Did Slavery Make to the Ordinary Civil War Soldier?”


Nov. 16: At 7 p.m., William Gillette of Rutgers University–New Brunswick will

present “The Role of New Jerseyans in the Civil War.”

Educators and others interested in received professional development credit for

attending all of the lectures may register for the series as a tuition-free course.


Additional information regarding this option is available by visiting and clicking on the “Lectures & Events” link in the

brown box.


All indoor portions of “American Civil War: A History of Ordinary People in

Extraordinary Times” will take place in the Connector Building on the College’s

Blackwood Campus. The outdoor encampment also will take place on the Blackwood

Campus, which is located at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester



For further details about the series or to reserve seats for any of the events,

contact the Center by telephone at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4333; via e-mail at; or online at

Published: September 13, 2011