Members of the Marion community talk about their Civil Rights experiences with a special emphasis on events in Marion history.
Local historian Carroll Neidhardt talks about Marion’s role in the Underground Railroad.
Dr. Annette Jefferson’s talk focuses on women of African descent—Susie King Taylor who nursed with Clara Barton; Elizabeth Keckley, dressmaker and confidant to Mary Todd Lincoln; Charlotte Forten, college graduate and first African American to teach freed slaves in the south, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and others—and their unique contributions to the war effort.
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Dr. Michael Yonchak, Otterbein University, talks about the progression of musical styles that incorporate elements of the civil rights movement.
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