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Date:
October 14, 2021
Time:
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location:

Surratt House Museum

Address:
9118 Brandywine Rd
Clinton, MD 20735
Contact:
202-594-7320
Cost:
FREE
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A Proud Legacy and Bright Future: Latinos and the Civil War

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Ages 14 and up.

In the mid-19th century, not all Latinos lived in the deep South. Many also lived in the North and Mid-Atlantic, creating communities in and around large port cities like Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and New York. Like today, these immigrants sought to integrate into the society of their new homeland and gain acceptance through military service. Yet, though Latinos volunteered to fight during the Civil War, their contributions have traditionally been overlooked compared to those of German and Irish immigrants.

As a voice for justice and compassion towards Latinx communities, and their contribution to the nation-building of the United States, Surratt House Museum staff will explore these untold stories and their importance in our national narrative. Through telling a truthful and complete history of all the people who have contributed to our nation, we hope to encourage tolerance and understanding of the Latinx communities and combat the attitude that Latinos are outsiders without the right to make the United States of America their home. We invite visitors to join us for profound discussions as we focus on the challenges, successes, and failures that racially diverse immigrants encounter in their efforts to gain acceptance as Americans.

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En el medio siglo decimonoveno, no toda la gente Latinos vivian el lo profundo del Sur. Muchos vivian en el Norte y Medio Atlantico, creando comunidades en y alrededor de grandes ciudades portuarias como Baltimore, Washington D.C. y Nueva York. Igual que hoy, muchos immigrantes buscaban integrarse dentro de la sociedad de su nueva tierra y ganar acceptencia por el servicio militar. Sin embargo, aunque ellos voluntariamente pelliaron en la Guerra Civil, sus contribuciones son pasado por alto comparado a los immigrantes de Alemania y Irlanda.

Como una voz por la justicia y la compasión hacia las comunidades latinos, y su contribución a la construcción de la nación de los Estados Unidos, El Museo de Casa Surratt explorará estas historias no contadas y su importancia en nuestra narrativa nacional. Contando historia completa de todas las personas que han contribuido a nuestra nación, esperamos alentar tolerancia y entendimiento de la comunidad Latinos. Tambien servira para combatir la actitud la actitud de que los latinos son forasteros sin el derecho de hacer de los Estados Unidos de América su hogar. Invitamos a las personas a tener una discusión centrada en los desafíos, éxitos y fracasos que los inmigrantes racialmente diversos encuentran en sus esfuerzos por obtener aceptación como estadounidenses.

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