"The Dark Side Of Emancipation" Program Set For June 15

Friday, May 31, 2019
On Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m., Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will provide a one-hour program to the site of Camp Contraband. This program begins at Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River Street, Chattanooga TN.

"After the Union army liberated Chattanooga thousands of African American refugees poured into the city in search of hope and a new life," officials said. "But, with this new freedom came significant challenges. As camps sprang up around the city, especially on the north shore, disease and death were rampant.
We hope you will join us as we explore this untold story of disease and death in Chattanooga – the dark side of emancipation.

"Visitors may wish to bring a bottle of water and a folding chair since we will be in one location for the program."

For more information about upcoming programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, please contact the Lookout Mountain Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.


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