The American Civil War began as a war to restore the union, not a war to end slavery. Over the course of four years, enslaved people worked tirelessly to shape the civil war into a freedom war to destroy race slavery from America. In this course, we explore how enslaved people pushed President Abraham Lincoln and his military commanders towards embracing emancipation as a war aim. We examine how enslaved people compelled these leaders to take the giant steps forward needed to abolish slavery once and for all. On June 19, 1865, the federal government finally met that objective, declaring slavery dead across the country. This momentous event marked a new birth of freedom—an occasion we now commemorate as Juneteenth.
This course will be recorded. Enrolled students will have access to the video for 30 days. Open to the public. Plus members pay no fee for this course. Visitors not permitted. No refund allowed. Please download a free version of zoom at https://zoom.us/ to participate in this course.
No refunds after No drop request allowed after enrollment
Thu Jun 9, 2022
10:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Speak to an OLLI at UCLA representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm.