Location will be the Aeolian Hall at Roh's Opera House. We are planning a social gathering, then the meal starting at 6:30. We hope to have a speaker during dessert. Tickets will be $25.00 for an individual and $40.00 per couple (a reduction in price from last year). This is a great chance to experience a Civil War evening while raising money for the Foundation.
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Speaker Series - US Grant's Commitment to Equality by Chris Burns
Grant's character, along with his treatment of Jews, American-Indians and African-Americans, matured from first-hand experience in the Civil War and during his presidency. Grant's support and leadership in civil rights, was decades ahead of his time when it came to treating these minorities like men and women. Grant stood up for their rights despite widespread opposition from the American public at the time. Their determination, coupled with his support, unleashed opportunities they never had before.
Chris is a Civil War historian and lifelong Cincinnati resident. In 2016, Burns completed 16 years of research for an upcoming book about Ulysses S. Grant with noted historian Dr. James A. Ramage. He currently speaks on various aspects of Ulysses S. Grant’s life, as well as the Siege of Cincinnati. Burns is a former adjunct history faculty-member at NKU and is currently employed as Marketing and Education Manager at Encore Technologies. His passion is researching history and touring battlefields, as well as working with educators to prepare students for college and career readiness.
We are combining our Speaker Series event with the Founder's Dinner. To attend the speaker series, one must purchase Founder's Dinner tickets.