We are pleased to announce the speakers for our 2020 Signature Conference titled “For Liberty and Union: The Black Military Experience in the Civil War.” Historians Amy M. Taylor, Joseph P. Reidy, Emmanuel Dabney, and Holly Pinheiro will join UVA’s own Elizabeth Varon and William Kurtz to talk about the experiences of African Americans in the Union military during the war. The conference will take place at UVA’s Special Collections Library on Friday April 3 from 9AM to 5PM.
The event is free and open to the public and no advance registration is required. Paid parking is available nearby at the Central Grounds Parking Garage located near the UVA bookstore. Copies of our participants' most recent books will be available for purchase. The conference's complete schedule will be posted on the Nau Center's website.