Health of Civil War black soldiers is topic of April 25 university lecture in Birmingham

Intensely Human: The Health of the Black Soldier in the American Civil War,” will be the topic of the Reynolds Historical Lecture at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on April 25.

The free program, by Dr. Margaret Humphreys, is from noon to 1 p.m. at Lister Hill Library, 1700 University Blvd. in Birmingham. The lecture will take place in the Edge of Chaos Atrium on the library’s fourth floor.

Humphreys is the Josiah Charles Trent Professor in the History of Medicine at Duke University.

Copies of her book, “Intensely Human: The Health of the Black Soldier in the American Civil War,” will be available for signing by Humphreys immediately after the lecture.

The lecture is open to the public. A limited number of box lunches will be provided on a first come, first served basis. For more information, call 205-934-4475.

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