Slaves, Soldiers, Citizens Exhibit On Display Now!
A new exhibit has arrived in Special Collections entitled "Slaves, Soldiers, Citizens: African American Artifacts of the Civil War Era."
Director of Special Collections, Carolyn Sautter, and Exhibit Curator, Lauren Roedner '13
This exhibit follows African Americans on their journey from the antebellum days of slavery through the Civil War years as United States Colored Troops and freedmen to citizenship in post-bellum America. Pieces from Angelo Scarlato’s private collection on 19th century African American and Gettysburg history are on public display to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg, and African Americans’ freedom with the Emancipation Proclamation. Come explore the lives of slaves, soldiers, and citizens through the letters, artifacts, and images that tell their stories.
Mr. Scarlato is a retired educator who has been collecting materials on the 19th century African American experience, the Battle of Gettysburg and Adams County history of over 30 years. Special Collections is honored to have these unique primary sources on exhibit for our students and researchers.
Angelo Scarlato and Lauren Roedner '13
The exhibit is curated by Lauren Roedner, Class of 2013. Lauren is an Africana Studies and History double major with a minor in Civil War Era Studies.