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February 20, 2013
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Library 1st floor paperbacks
510 N. Broadway
Billings, MT 59101
Free! Presented by Humanities Montana Speakers' Bureau
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President's Day Special Program - For Lincoln & Liberty, Too - Songs as Sound Clips from the Civil War

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Parmly Billings Library proudly hosts special guest performer Bill Rossiter of the Humanities Montana Speakers' Bureau as he presents "For Lincoln & Liberty, Too". The songs of the American Civil War provided a soundtrack for one of the most important periods in our history. Their messages, both the official songs and the sometimes-wicked parodies written by the troops,give us a glimpse of the period that we might miss if we study only battles and politics. Lincoln himself was often the subject—or the target—of these songs, some of which make today’s political wrangling look downright polite. This presentation features clips from thatsoundtrack, accompanied by banjo, guitar, autoharp and harmonica. No registration required