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November 29, 2012  
Concurrent with the release of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, Dr. Hari Jones, assistant director and curator of the African American Civil War Memorial, Freedom Foundation and Museum in Washington, D.C., reveals in a riveting presentation how extensive and well-organized America’s African-descent community was in its determination to end slavery in a parallel struggle to Lincoln's effort to get the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution abolishing slavery through Congress.

Jones, one of the foremost authorities on the role of African Americans in the Civil War, draws from his book, For Light and Liberty: How the War to Preserve the Union Became A War to End Slavery.

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