Kitty Evans, a re-enactor from Lancaster, S.C., discusses slave life during a recent living history event in Charleston, S.C. The National Park Service is trying to make anniversary events over the next four years more hospitable to black people. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)
Kitty Evans, a re-enactor from Lancaster, S.C., discusses slave life during a recent living history event in Charleston, S.C. The National Park Service is trying to make anniversary events over the next four years more hospitable to black people. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)
published Monday, April 18th, 2011
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CHARLESTON, S.C. — As cannons thudded around Charleston Harbor this week in commemoration of the start of the war that extinguished slavery, the audiences for the 150th-anniversary events were nearly all-white. Even black scholars lecturing about black Union troops and the roots of slavery gazed out mostly on white faces.

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