On Thursday, April 7, author, historian, and Villanova University history professor Dr. Judith Giesberg will join LancasterHistory virtually to explore the Philadelphia civil rights community and highlight the work of numerous African American women in schools and churches during the Civil War and afterwards. Giesberg will also look at Lancaster’s charitable societies and women’s involvement in the local Civil War effort, such as the contributions of Rosina Hubley and Lydia Hamilton Smith.
Judith Giesberg, Ph.D., is editor of the Journal of the Civil War Era and a professor of history at Villanova University. She is the author of four books on the Civil War era: Civil War Sisterhood: The United States Sanitary Commission and Women’s Politics in Transition (2000); “Army at Home”: Women and the Civil War on the Northern Home Front (2009); Keystone State in Crisis: Pennsylvania in the Civil War (2013); and Sex and the Civil War: Soldiers, Pornography, and the Making of American Morality (2017). Giesberg also edited Emilie Davis’s Civil War: The Diaries of a Free Black Woman in Philadelphia, 1863–1865 (2014) and coedited, with Randall Miller, Women and the American Civil War: North-South Counterpoints (2018). She directs the project “Last Seen: Finding Family after Slavery,” which is digitizing “Information Wanted” advertisements placed in newspapers by African Americans looking for family members lost in slavery.
EVENT DETAILS & HOW TO REGISTER
This event will take place online via Zoom on Thursday, April 7, 2021 at 7pm Eastern. This is NOT an in-person event.
The program is free and open to the public but requires advance registration. Register online by clicking “Get Tickets” below or by calling (717) 392-4633. Your link to the Zoom event will be emailed to you upon successful registration. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, we highly recommend reading our Virtual Event Guide & FAQ in advance the of the event. Registration will close online on April 7 at 6:50pm ET.
Phone: (717) 392-4633
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603