Re-Enactors To Commemorate Battle Of Williamsburg | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Re-Enactors To Commemorate Battle Of Williamsburg

Play associated audio
Civil War re-enactors will converge on Virginia May 5 to commemorate the Battle of Williamsburg. Pictured, re-enactors take to the field in Franklin, Tenn.
Wayne Hsieh:http://www.flickr.com/photos/whsieh78/5103427901/
Civil War re-enactors will converge on Virginia May 5 to commemorate the Battle of Williamsburg. Pictured, re-enactors take to the field in Franklin, Tenn.

Civil War re-enactors will participate in the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Williamsburg in Virginia.

Colonial Williamsburg will hold a ceremony focused on the battle on May 5 on the Market Square next to the Courthouse of 1770.

The commemoration honors more than 4,000 casualties from both sides of the battle. A special address will be given by Civil War historian James Robertson Jr. titled "The Uncontrollable War.''

Robertson is the Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus in History at Virginia Tech. He is also executive director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies.

The public is invited to the commemorative ceremony and no admission ticket is required.

NPR

Fresh Air Weekend: Toni Morrison, Ross Macdonald's Crime Fiction, Will Forte

Nobel laureate Morrison reflects on her life and her regrets; Maureen Corrigan reviews a reissue of four of Macdonald's 1950s novels; SNL alum Forte discusses comedy and Bruce Dern's acting advice.
NPR

PepsiCo Swaps Diet Drink's Aspartame For Other Artificial Sweeteners

The company says Diet Pepsi consumers are concerned about aspartame. But the Food and Drug Administration has long affirmed that the sweetener is safe in amounts commonly used by beverage companies.
NPR

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy On Gun Control, Vaccines And Science

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was officially sworn in this week. His confirmation was held up for more than a year because of comments he made about gun violence. Murthy talks with NPR's Scott Simon.
NPR

As Health Apps Hop On The Apple Watch, Privacy Will Be Key

The notion of receiving nutrition advice from artificial intelligence on your wrist may seem like science fiction. But health developers are betting this kind of behavior will become the norm.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.