Baker-Nord Center kicks off speaker series with author, Civil War expert David Blight

Join the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities as it kicks off its season of speakers Sept. 12 with the talk “Is the Civil War the Revolution We Like to Forget?”

David Blight, recipient of the 2012 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Nonfiction for American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era, will lead the talk, which begins at 4:30 p.m. in Clark Hall 309.

Blight is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the U.S. Civil War and its legacy. He is the Class of 1954 Professor of American History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance & Abolition at Yale University.

The event is free and open to the public.