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Release Date: 06.21.2011 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: ZDennis Media Group

Civil War Historian for Academy Award-Winning Film GLORY to Give Free Lecture Wednesday

Georgia-based historians Brad Quinlan and Ken Denney to discuss Civil War and African-American burial site findings

The Summer 2011’s launch of the four-year-long American Civil War Program Series The American Civil War: One-Hundred-Fifty Years Later continues in The City of Atlanta. Initiated by The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs and The Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum, the series acknowledges the 150th Anniversary of The American Civil War and allows expanded knowledge of Atlanta’s past, and in-turn, how the Civil War shaped Atlanta today.

Wednesday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. marks the second event in the summer 2011 series and features historians Brad Quinlin and Ken Denney. Quinlan and Denney will invite participants to a Civil War experience and through their detailed research will immerse listening audiences in the smells, sounds and tastes of 1860’s Atlanta. They also will provide little-known information about African-American participation in the Civil War and details of their burials in a local cemetery. Admission to the lecture is free and open to the public and takes place at the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum, located 800 Cherokee Avenue SE Atlanta, GA 30315.

The sesquicentennial anniversary Civil War Series kicked off June 15 with the reading and book signing of Rage in the Gate City: The Story of the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot by former Atlanta Magazine Editor-in-Chief Rebecca Burns and ends Saturday, August 27, 2011. The entire series will continue annually until the year 2014, acknowledging the Anniversary of the "Battle of Atlanta".

For more information and a detailed schedule of events contact (404) 658-7625 or visit

The Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum is the largest of only three Cycloramas in the U.S. Located in Atlanta’s Historic Grant Park neighborhood, it offers a "Cyclorama Experience", with its three dimensional diorama, surround sound, lighting and multi-lingual narration, enabling the visitor a unique experience of "The Battle of Atlanta!" Guided tours are 9:15am - 4:30pm Tuesday thru Saturday. Admission is $10.00 for adults; $8.00 for seniors and $8.00 for children 4-12, ages 3-and-under Free. Group rates are available and arrangements can be made for private receptions, dinners, lectures and meetings.

The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) is a division of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, that was established in 1974 to encourage and support Atlanta’s cultural resources. In order to improve the social fabric and quality of life for Atlanta’s citizens and visitors, the Office is committed to nurturing excellence and diversity in the city’s artistic offerings. OCA acknowledges that the arts play an essential role in defining the cultural life of the city and contribute substantially to the city’s economy by supporting programs that educate and expose the public to a rich and diverse range of cultural expression. The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs strives to enhance Atlanta’s reputation as a cultural destination.

Contact Info

Contact Name: Jen Farris

Company: ZDennis Media Group

Phone: 4049215921