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Press Release
November 26, 2013

National Archives Hosts Civil War Book Fair December 7

Washington, DC…The National Archives hosts a Civil War book fair on Saturday, December 7, from 11 am–5:30 pm. The book fair is free and open to the public, and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.

Step back into history and join us for a day of author talks and book signings. Hari Jones, assistant director and curator of the African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum, will host the event and give opening remarks. Authors include Ronald Coddington, speaking on his three books in the series Faces of the Civil War including, African American Faces of the Civil War; Robert Wilson, author ofMathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation; Barbara Krauthamer, co-author of Envisioning Emancipation; and John Guntelman, author ofThe Civil War in Color. Civil War–related book and gifts can be purchased in the theater lobby and book signings will follow each talk.Presented in partnership with the National Archives Afro-American History Society and the African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum.

The National Archives is fully accessible, and Assisted Listening Devices are available in the McGowan Theater upon request. To request a sign language interpreter for a public program, please send an email to public.program@nara.gov or call 202-357-5000. To verify dates and times of the programs, call 202-357-5000 or view the Calendar of Events online. To contact the National Archives, please call 1-866-272-6272 or 1-86-NARA-NARA (TDD 301-837-0482).

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