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Embattled Freedom: Journeys Through the Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps

Food for Thought. Dr. Amy Murrell Taylor will discuss her new book, “Embattled Freedom: Journeys Through the Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps.” Taylor brings fresh insight to the narrative of emancipation as she reveals the everyday experiences of the thousands of enslaved people who sought freedom within Union Army-supervised slave refugee camps, such as Camp Nelson, Kentucky.

Join us as Dr. Taylor shares their stories of survival and the strategies they employed to navigate the embattled spaces between slavery and freedom. Copies of “Embattled Freedom” will be available for purchase at the event, and Dr. Taylor will sign books following her presentation.

Brunch Menu:

Scrambled eggs topped with cheese | Crisp bacon | Biscuits and gravy
Warm waffles and syrup | Cheese grits | Fresh fruit bowl
Regular and Decaf Coffee | Hot Tea | Orange Juice

Cost: $30 for KHS members. $35 for others. Price includes admission to our museums.

Reservations and prepayment required by 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19. No refunds for cancellations after noon, Feb. 20.

Call 502-782-8118 to make a reservation.



February 23, 2019
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Kentucky Historical Society


Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
100 W. Broadway
Frankfort, 40601 United States
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