Slaves, Soldiers, Citizens: African American Artifacts of the Civil War Era follows African Americans on their journey from the antebellum days of slavery through the Civil War years as United States Colored Troops and freedmen to citizenship in post-bellum America. Pieces from Angelo Scarlato’s private collection on 19th century African American and Gettysburg history are on public display to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg, and African Americans’ freedom with the Emancipation Proclamation. Come explore the lives of slaves, soldiers, and citizens through the letters, artifacts, and images that tell their stories.
Mr. Scarlato is a retired educator who has been collecting materials on the 19th century African American experience, the Battle of Gettysburg and Adams County history of over 30 years. Special Collections is honored to have these unique primary sources on exhibit for our students and researchers.
The exhibit is curated by Lauren Roedner, Class of 2013. Lauren is an Africana Studies and History double major with a minor in Civil War Era Studies.
This exhibit coincides with Gettysburg College’s American Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration. For more information, visit Gettysburg College 150th Commemoration of the Civil War.
Summer Hours: Tuesday through Thursday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. and by appointment, please call 717-337-7002
Exhibit open Fall 2012 - December 2013