History at Home: Make Way for Liberty

Event Type: Library Event
Date: 10/21/2021
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
 While nearly everyone knows the role the Civil War played in United States history, perhaps fewer know the specifics about the role Black residents played during the conflict.

Delve deeper into their war effort during “Make Way for Liberty: Wisconsin African Americans in the Civil War.” This History at Home program will be held Thursday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m.

Presenting the program will be Jeff Kannel, who is a retired physical therapist and educator, and the author of the book Make Way for Liberty: Wisconsin African Americans in the Civil War, which received the 2021 Book of Merit Award from the Wisconsin Historical Society Board of Curators. He has been a tour guide at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha, Wisconsin, since 2011.

Register to attend the program in-person at the Fond du Lac Public Library (mask required), or watch it via Facebook Live at

History at Home programs focus on stories about the area's past every third Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m. (no program in December). The programs are free; no registration required. Many History at Home programs are captured on video and shared on the library's YouTube channel. That link can be found at

Location: Eugene G. McLane Meeting Room
Status: Openings (13)

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