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African-Americans & Civil War Espionage Subject of Lecture Program

Thu., Jan. 30 (6:30-8pm): The Historical Society of Washington located in the historic, former Carnegie Library across from the Convention Center (K St. bet. 7th & 9th Sts., NW), will be presenting another of its Author and Lecture Series. This month the program is in two parts, with this being Part 2 (Part 1 was presented on the 23rd).

“For Light and Liberty: African Americans and Civil War Espionage in Washington and Beyond” will be presented by Hari Jones, Curator at the African-American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum, who will discuss the activities of the “Loyal League,” a secret national organization of men and women of African descent whose extensive efforts helped the Union war effort to end slavery. Jones, a foremost authority on the role of African-Americans during the Civil War, will be highlighting the League’s covert operations in Washington and beyond.

This program on the intersection of espionage and local history will be presented in partnership with the African-American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum, the International Spy Museum, and the Historical Society. Although there is no charge, reservations are requested for planning purposes; send email to info@historydc.org.