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Section 27: Separated at Death in Arlington

February 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

| Pay-what-you-please

Uncover the history of Arlington National Cemetery’s historic Section 27 and what it tells us about race and healthcare during the 19th century. 

Section 27 signResearchers Ric Murphy and Timothy Stephens will explore the history of slavery and healthcare at America’s most famous cemetery at the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office on Thursday, February 15 at 6 PM.

The presentation will focus on the medical care provided to African American civilians on the former plantation of Robert E. Lee and their changing social status during and after the Civil War.

This presentation is pay-what-you-please. 

Ric Murphy is an educator, historian and noted author of several historical publications.  His numerous lectures and speaking engagements explore the varied roles of African Americans in United States history. His future publications will continue to explore the colonial, Reconstruction, and twentieth century periods, and their impact on today’s African American communities.  Murphy holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, a graduate degree from Boston University, and was a Senior Executive Fellow at Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government.

Timothy Stephens is a historian and a national expert in public health and emergency preparedness. He has been a national public health leader and commentator for more than twenty years. He writes a weekly column advising risk managers on public health threats.Stephens has a Master’s degree in Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism, and an undergraduate degree in Film and English from the University of Warwick, England.


February 15, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Jake Wynn
301-695-1864, ext. 1009


Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum
437 7th Street NW
Washington, 20004 United States
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