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Citadel News Service

For Release
April 25, 2002

Honoring Fallen Soldiers
America's First Memorial Day

May 1st, 1865
Charleston, South Carolina

A Program in Remembrance
May 3-4, 2002

All Events are Free and Open to the Public


Symposium: Bond Hall 165, Citadel campus
3:30-5 pm

Chair: Catherine Clinton
Mark Clark Chair, The Citadel

"Decoration Days"
David Blight, Amherst College

"Sites and Rites of Civil War Memory"
Thomas Brown, University of South Carolina

Riverview Room, The Citadel, 5-7 pm




Hampton Park Celebration: the Gazebo
10 am

Re-Enactment of 1865 Event
(In case of severe weather: Jenkins Hall Auditorium, The Citadel)

Guided Tour
Ft. Sumter Education Center
Liberty Square, 1:30 pm

Guided Bus Tour
African American Civil War Sites, 2:30 pm
(Limit of 40: first come-first serve at Liberty Square. Tour will stop at reception at Avery Center and return to Liberty Square at 5:30pm)

Avery Center for African American
History and Culture, College of Charlestom
125 Bull Street, 4-6 pm

Co-sponsored by the Charleston Parks Department, the College of Charleston, The Citadel, Citadel, Mayors Office for Cultural Affairs, Ft. Sumter National Park and South Carolina Humanities Council.

For further Information, please contact Catherine Clinton: 843-953-5073 or REDHEAD2@IDT.NET


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