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History à la Carte: Civil War 360

Wednesday, Jan. 8, noon–1 p.m.

Join us in Daniels Auditorium on the lobby level for a special screening of Fight for Freedom, the third episode of this Smithsonian Channel documentary. Actor Dennis Haysbert (Jonas Blane on The Unit, CBS; David Palmer on 24, Fox) hosts this episode, which uses objects from the Smithsonian collection—including a child’s shackles, a bloodstained field map, and the inkwell President Abraham Lincoln used while writing the Emancipation Proclamation—to explore the stories and struggles of that brutal and complicated time.

2013; TVPG rating: TV-PG; run time: 52 min.

Bring your own lunch; some beverages provided. For information, call 919-814-7032.