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Conversations on the Civil War, 1865: Emancipation & Freedom

Dr. Heather Andrea Williams
Steve Exum
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- All Stations: Fri, Apr 3, 12 pm | News Stations: Sun, Apr 5, 4 pm -

  Dr. Heather Andrea Williams of Pennsylvania State University joins Dr. Walter Edgar for another "Conversation on the Civil War, 1865." The subject: emancipation and freedom. Williams is one of the world’s leading historians of the experience of slavery in the 19th century. Her award-winning first book, Self-Taught: African-American Education in Slavery and Freedom (University of North Carolina Press, 2005), argued that education was inseparable from the fight against slavery.

Alfred Turner is a familiar voice to many listeners, having hosted past programs such as The Morning Concert, Standard Time and various specials. He is currently South Carolina Public Radio’s webmaster, and producer for Walter Edgar's Journal South Carolina from A to Z, as well as co-producer of Spoleto Today.