Monday, June 20, 2011

Atlanta Cyclorama sponsors lecture

Local historians and researchers Brad Quinlin and Ken Denney will speak Wednesday (June 22) at the second event in the Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum's summer series marking the conflict's 150th anniversary.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Quinlin and Denney will "invite participants to a Civil War experience and through their detailed research will immerse listening audiences in the smells, sounds and tastes of 1860s Atlanta," according to a city press release.

"They also will provide little-known information about African-American participation in the Civil War and details of their burials in a local cemetery."

Admission to the lecture is free. The Atlanta Cyclorama is at 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30315.

The series will continue annually until the year 2014, the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta. "Activities will challenge Atlantans in dialogues on race, politics, slavery, business and culture," according to the city.

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