‘How Free is Free: Civil Rights Act of 1866’ Examines the Role of African Americans after the Civil War

NEW BERN, NC – Feb. 15, 2018

Tryon Palace will hold a lecture examining the roles of African Americans after the Civil War at this month’s African American Lecture Series. “How Free is Free: Civil Rights Act of 1866,” featuring comedian, Timothy A. Shopshire, will be held on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center.

Shropshire will inform attendees on how African Americans were educated as they embarked on their new-found freedom after the Civil War. A discussion on how this moment in history influences the lives of African Americans today will also take place.

Timothy A. Shropshire is a dynamic speaker who intertwines comedy into each of his messages. When not on stage performing or speaking, you can catch him on the web producing clean original comedic webisodes for his fans, family and friends. Shropshire lives by the slogan “Comedy the way God likes it.”

This free lecture is part of the monthly African American Lecture Series organized by Tryon Palace.

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