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Atlanta to kick off celebration of Civil War’s 150th anniversary
by Staff Reports
April 22, 2014 12:01 PM | 2376 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Atlanta Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, established to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Atlanta, last week announced the kickoff event to this year’s celebrations.

It is set for May 3 at 10 a.m. at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, 441 Freedom Pkwy., Atlanta. The theme of this year’s events will be “Civil War to Civil Rights — Our 150 Year Journey.”

The opening ceremonies include a speech by W. Todd Groce, president and CEO of the Georgia Historical Society, who will be the first of several guest speakers. Groce’s discussion topic will be Civil War Atlanta: Why it Still Matters.

Afterwards, visitors are invited to tour other participating venues around the city, which will have free tours and ac-tivities. Free trolleys will shuttle the visitors to and from the venues throughout the day, including Oakland Cemetery, the Grant Mansion, the Cyclorama and the East Atlanta Village, the site of the Battle of Atlanta battlefield. Schedules and maps will be provided.

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