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Nevada County Historical society Speaker Night

The Nevada County Historical Society Speaker Night is this evening and will feature Sacramento State History Professor Shirley Ann Wilson-Moore on the westward migration of nearly half a million Americans in the mid-nineteenth century by way of the Overland Trail. Moore will talk about her latest book Sweet Freedom’s Plains …African Americans on the overland trails between 1841 and 1869. She explains how she came to write their story…

click to listen to Shirley Moore

Moore says traditional narratives of western migration have tended to homogenize the people who traveled the trails, but in reality, a diversity of people trekked the overland routes to the West, including African Americans from all walks of life, men, women and children, enslaved and free who were active participants in the transformative events that shaped the nation. Nevada County Historical Society speaker night event will be at the Sierra Presbyterian Church, 175 Ridge road in Nevada City this evening. The talks are free and open to the public and get underway at 7pm…They suggest you come early for a good seat.

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