Women's History Month: Women in the Fight Against Slavery

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Royal Oak Public Library
Friends Auditorium

Event Details

Local historian Evelynn Millstein shares some little known stories of southern women unionists during the Civil War. Former slave Suzanne organized a band of armed women to fight off Confederate raiders to protect their newly liberated island. White Tennessee mountain women guarded the hideouts of their Union husbands even when attacked and sometimes tortured by Confederate home guards. White aristocrat Elizabeth Van Lew and her exslave Mary Elizabeth Bowser managed a Union spy network in the state of Virginia and organized the most successful prison escape in Confederate history. Come and learn more about the impact made by these courageous women during the Civil War.

Event Type(s): Adult
Matthew Day
(248) 246-3732

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