Civil War Storytelling with Carole Shelton

Their Eyes Have Seen the Glory -Doors open at 6:30 pm. Program starts at 7 pm. Admission is free, but we ask that each attendee brings in one canned food item for the Missouri S&T Student Emergency Fund. 

About the topic: 
There were thousands of African American women who lived during the Civil War. Many of their names and deeds are long forgotten. Their lives and their families’ lives were significantly impacted by the “War between the States” as it was called. Journey back to the days of enslavement and meet four unique women, whose names are found in the pages of history, walk in their footsteps, and listen to their stories.

About the storyteller:
Carole Shelton is a storyteller, an author and a retired educator. She tells stories with a hint of music from around the world. As part of her repertoire she has researched and crafted historical first person portrayals of African American women. Her stories and characters come alive and she encourages audience participation. Carole believes stories have the ability to inspire, empower, and open worlds of possibilities for the listeners and the tellers.

This lecture is the Curtis Laws Wilson Library’s 4th event of the Impressions of the Civil War in the West Summer series. For more information about each event, visit:

Friday, July 27, 2018 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Curtis Laws Wilson Library, 2nd Floor Gallery
400 W. 14th St., Rolla, MO 65409

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