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Yellow Fever Epidemic - Wilmington 1862

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Join staff member, Kristen Nawn, for a talk on the Yellow Fever Epidemic that struck Wilmington in 1862. Over the course of only a few months, the Yellow Fever Epidemic ravaged the town of Wilmington, leaving hundreds dead and forcing thousands of others to flee. How did this epidemic begin? How was it able to decimate North Carolina’s largest town and one of its most vital ports in just a few short months? The narratives of those who lived in and around Wilmington help to tell the story of how General Yellow Jack made its way through a once lively town and the lasting effects it had on the coastal community.

Date:
Tuesday, May 1st 2018
Time:
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Campus:
Pleasure Island
Categories:
Adult Programs   History & Geneaology