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"The True Story of Glory Continues" Documentary & Discussion, Jan 14, Walnut Creek Library

The Walnut Creek Library Foundation will host a screening of the documentary, “The True Story of Glory Continues,” followed by a panel discussion, January 14, 7pm, Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library. Free.

 
PRLog - Jan. 3, 2013 - The Walnut Creek Library Foundation will host a special screening of the powerful documentary, “The True Story of Glory Continues,” followed by a panel discussion with Saint Mary’s College history professor and Civil War scholar Carl Guarneri and Shad Small from the Black Families Association. The free event takes place Monday, January 14, 7pm, Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek. To reserve a seat, register at www.WCLibrary.org.

Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this 45-minute documentary tells the true story of the patriots of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, the first black fighting unit of the American Civil War. Recruited in the North, these valiant soldiers launched the assault on Fort Wagner, South Carolina, in July 1863, stunningly portrayed in the Academy Award® winning film Glory.

Following the screening, panelists Guarneri and Small will discuss the role of African-American soldiers in the Civil War and their influence on the attitudes of white soldiers – north and south – and on the outcome of the war.

“The True Story of Glory Continues” Documentary & Panel Discussion

Monday, 1/14/13, 7pm; Oak View Room, WC Library

Free; register at www.WCLibrary.org


The screening is the second in a month-long series of special events aligned with the national traveling exhibit, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” on display at the Walnut Creek Library 12/14/12 – 2/8/13. Hosted locally by the WC Library Foundation, the exhibition is traveling to select cities and venues around the country through 2015. Walnut Creek is the first in the San Francisco Bay Area to host this extraordinary exhibit. “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” offers an innovative perspective on President Abraham Lincoln and focuses on his struggle to meet the political and constitutional challenges of the Civil War.

The WCLF and Walnut Creek Library have partnered with the American Library Association Public Programs Office and the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia to bring this exhibit to Walnut Creek. The traveling exhibition is funded by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to the National Constitution Center.

For more information about the “Lincoln” exhibit, associated programs and events, and the Walnut Creek Library Foundation, visit www.WCLibrary.org, or call 925.935-5395.

Additional Walnut Creek Library Foundation special events aligned with the national traveling exhibit “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” include:

Wit & Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, 1/17/13, 6:30 pm

Oak View Room, WC Library

Free; register at www.WCLibrary.org

Lincoln historian Arnold Kunst presents Lincoln’s humorous side in this program designed for all audiences interested in a good laugh and a dose of inspiration.

The Songs & Poetry of the Civil War

Wednesday, 1/23/13, 6:30 pm

Oak View Room, WC Library

Free; register at www.WCLibrary.org

Hear the personal stories of the Civil War through popular wartime anthems and the poetry of some of the most prolific and profound Civil War-era writers.

A Nation Divided – 21st Century Lessons from the American Civil War

Tuesday, 1/29/13, 7 pm

Oak View Room, WC Library

Free; register at www.WCLibrary.org

UC Davis Constitutional Law Professor Vikram Amar presents Lincoln's views on partisanship, states' rights, and the institutional role of the Supreme Court and explores what lessons Lincoln’s approach might have for the modern era.

Lincoln at the Movies

Thursday, 1/31/13, 7pm

Oak View Room, WC Library

Free; register at www.WCLibrary.org

To commemorate the historic January 31, 1865 approval of the 13th Amendment by the U.S. House of Representatives, Saint Mary's College history professor and Civil War scholar Carl Guarneri discusses Steven Spielberg's acclaimed movie "Lincoln" and expands on the film’s story lines. Q&A follows.

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