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Marquette University’s Freedom Project is a year-long commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. It will explore of the many meanings and histories of emancipation and freedom in the United States and beyond. It not only includes a number of public lectures—including two by winners of the Pulitzer Prize in history—but also art exhibitions, theatrical performances, readings, and other events. For the complete calendar, go to The Freedom Project is sponsored by the History Department, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the Office of the Provost, the Raynor Memorial Libraries, and the Mellon Fund in the Way-Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. For more information about specific events, contact the sponsoring department or organization. For all other questions, contact James Marten, professor and chair, Department of History, at



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