Friday, April 30, 2010

Ken Burns kicks off the opening of the National Archives exhibit "Discovering the Civil War"

Ken Burns, the documentary filmmaker who brought the Civil War to life for so many of us, joined the National Archives in opening a press preview of the National Archives' latest exhibit: Discovering the Civil War.

The exhibit aims to make the Civil War "strange again." While you'll find Manassas and Appomattox, you're just as likely to run across a letter from the Confederate government seeking recognition from Pope Pius IX, or see a facsimile of two separate versions of the 13th amendment--one that outlawed slavery, and one that did not.

Part One of the exhibit runs from April 30, 2010 through September 6, 2010.

Related video:
The Civil War - A Film by Ken Burns

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