Mahoning Valley Historical Society will debut “April 1861, 160 Years Later” in its monthly Bites and Bits of History online video presentation at noon on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Traci Manning, MVHS Curator of Education, will look back at the events that led to the most turbulent period in American history with regard to slavery.
The month of April 1861 marked the boiling point in decades of tension, violence, and disagreement over the singular issue of slavery. From the firing on Fort Sumter to the secession of Virginia, this month changed the future of the United States forever.
Traci Manning has been the coordinator of MVHS’ Bites and Bits of History lunchtime program series since February 2013. She oversees all educational programming at MVHS facilities, off-site locations, and schools, as well as, public outreach programming and events. She holds a BA in Religion with a minor in Civil War Era Studies from Gettysburg College, MA in Applied History from Shippensburg University, and Secondary Social Studies Education from Wilson College.
With continued precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this monthly public outreach program continues to be presented online. The public will be able to view this video presentation on the MVHS YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDHqcfsLJNsV5s-bnahmTNA/videos.
The public may also find additional details about past Bites and Bits of History programs at https://mahoninghistory.org/bites-bits-of-history/.