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Virtual Q&A on Facebook Live – Sick From Freedom with Dr. Jim Downs
May 11, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT| FREE
COVID-19 and closures won’t stop us from sharing the incredible lessons we can learn from studying medical care during the Civil War!
Join us on Monday, May 11 at 3:00 PM on Facebook Live for a virtual program hosted by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. You can tune in live by visiting facebook.com/civilwarmed/live at the scheduled time.
Director of Interpretation Jake Wynn and Membership and Development Coordinator Kyle Dalton will have a conversation with Dr. Jim Downs about his book Sick From Freedom: African American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction. This landmark study takes a critical look at all the unintended medical consequences of emancipation. Send us your questions in advance on Facebook or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and tune in to the Museum’s Facebook page for what is sure to be a fascinating conversation. During this FREE program, you’ll hear about different aspects of healthcare on the front lines and in hospitals during the most destructive conflict in our nation’s history that continues impact us today. We are here to answer your questions about Civil War medical care!
Jim Downs is the author of Sick From Freedom: African American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction and is an associate professor of history at Connecticut College.
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