Lecture series at Masonic Hall to focus on race and reconciliation post Civil War


Lecture series at Masonic Hall to focus on race and reconciliation post Civil War

Staff Report

The Historic Franklin Masonic Hall will host the lecture series Race and Reconciliation: A Conversation for Consideration, on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at 6 p.m.

Three local historians and community activists will come together to converse and candidly discuss the issues surrounding race and reconciliation from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement.

The Historic Franklin Masonic Hall invites the community to attend.

Along with Rachael Finch, preservation consultant for the Historic Franklin Masonic Hall and principal of Engage Preservation Consulting, guest speakers will include Alderman Pearl Bransford and Tina Calahan Jones – lawyer, historian and blogger, specializing in the research on former slaves who joined the United States Colored Troops from Williamson County.

The conversation will focus on Franklin and Williamson County’s significant ties to difficult history, speak frankly on its history and discuss new methodologies for educating the public on the underserved and often misunderstood parts of history.

Prior to the lecture, coffee and light refreshments will be served beginning at 6 p.m. and the discussion will follow promptly at 6:30 p.m.

The speakers will welcome questions from the audience attendees. The lecture series is free and open to the public.

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