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C-SPAN3 to air Antietam Cemetery commemorative lecture on September 23

ISSUED: 21 September 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — C-SPAN3 will broadcast a lecture sponsored by the National Park Service, Shepherd University, and Eastern National that was part of a lecture series commemorating the 150th anniversary of Antietam National Cemetery.

Dr. Edward Linenthal’s lecture titled “Sacred Ground: Americans and Their Battlefields: An Illustrated Lecture” will be broadcast Saturday, September 23, at 8:55 p.m. on C-SPAN3 American History TV. Linenthal’s lecture took place on August 26 in Shepherd’s Erma Ora Byrd Hall auditorium and was part of a series sponsored by the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War, the Office of Academic Affairs, and the College of Arts and Humanities.

Linenthal is a history professor at Indiana University and author of “Sacred Ground: Americans and Their Battlefields,” “Preserving Memory: The Struggle to Create America’s Holocaust Museum,” and “The Unfinished Bombing: Oklahoma City in American Memory.”

After it airs, the lecture can be viewed on C-SPAN3’s website at this link: www.c-span.org/video/?433133-2/american-battlefields-sacred-ground.

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