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Celebrate U.S. Grant's connections to St. Louis on April 5 and May 3, 2014

Ulysses S. Grant, U. S. President and Favorite Military son of St. Louis, MO
Ulysses S. Grant, U. S. President and Favorite Military son of St. Louis, MOCourtesy of Wikimedia Commons

If you are in the St. Louis area on the weekends of April 5 or May 3, 2014, you may want to participate in commemorations for St. Louis' favorite military son, U.S. Grant, 192 years after his birth.

Part of the Greater St. Louis Humanities Festival, downtown, on April 5, 2014, include a major address by Dr. Ronald White, Jr., of UCLA. White is the author of an upcoming, comprehensive biography of Grant, whom some refer to as the American Ulysses. Hosted by the St. Louis Public Library, his talk is presented by Lindenwood Universtiy of St. Charles. The symposium is a joint effort of a number of St. Louis-based cultural institutions, including the Humanities Council, the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in Affton, the Campbell House Museum and Bellefountaine Cemetery.

Additional details are available here and at the symposium.mocivilwar.org website.

The symposium resumes on May 3, 2014, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Ulysses S. Grant Association from Mississippi State University. Executive Director of the Association, and Mississippi State Professor Emeritus John F. Marzsalek will give an address at the Central Library on the relationship of Ulysses Grant and William T. Sherman.

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