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Seeking Asylum

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From a Confederate wartime hospital, to our nation’s first hospital exclusively for mentally ill African Americans, discover the story of Central State.


Seeking Asylum

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Historian Craig Swenson will discuss the turbulent process of securing medical care for mentally ill African Americans after the Civil War.


Troubled Refuge

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Explore what contraband camps were really like and how former slaves and Union soldiers warily united to forge a new version of citizenship.



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